Saddlebags Dragonfly

Subject: never seen a bug like this
Location: KC Missouri
July 8, 2016 5:25 pm
I live in the Midwest KC Missouri to be exact, saw this bug in my driveway.
Signature: Levi

Saddlebags Dragonfly
Saddlebags Dragonfly

Dear Levi,
This is a Dragonfly, and its wing pattern indicates that it is one of the Saddlebags or Dancing Gliders in the genus
Tramea, but it appears to have met an untimely end as it has a missing abdomen.  Some predator, perhaps a bird, ate the soft part of the body and left the harder wings, legs and head.

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