Saddle Bag Dragonfly
Location: North Middle Tennessee
August 2, 2010 10:04 am
Good Morning Daniel,
This fellow was trapped between the screen and window this morning. (hole in screen) I did a double take when I saw it, the transparent part of the wings didn’t show. I ran for the camera to get a shot of the very unusual bug. With a closer look I knew it was a dragonfly, never noticed one like this before but I have seen photos of it. It was so tired from trying to escape its entrapment it just sat on a piece of cardbord for photos. After a bit of a rest he flew into a nearby tree. Thank you for everything and have a wonderful day.
We were going through mail from earlier in the week to see if we had missed any interesting requests, and we found your email. We believe this is a Black Saddlebags, Tramea lacerata.