Black Saddlebags

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; WMA - Wildlife Management Area.

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Species common name
Scientific name
Length (in inches; M and F if different) Flight season
Relative abundance
Habitat.


Black Saddlebags
Tramea lacerata
1.9-2.1" E-May – M-Oct
Common.
Habitat: Widespread, hawking in open areas or near permanent ponds; often common at new sediment ponds; quiet waters; slow-moving streams. Migratory.
Black Saddlebags (M)

Male
August 12, 2006
Western Regional Park
June Tveekrem

Black Saddlebags (immature male)

Male (immature)
September 4, 2011
Lake Elkhorn
Bonnie Ott

Black Saddlebags (immature male)

Male (immature)
September 20, 2913
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Black Saddlebags (M and F tandem)

Male and Female (in tandem)
July 20, 2007
South Trotter Road
Wes Earp

Black Saddlebags (F)

Female
2003
Howard County
June Tveekrem

Black Saddlebags (F ovipositing)

Female (exuding eggs)
August 23, 1997
Gateway Business Park
Bob Solem