Tramea lacerata

Common Names: Black saddlebags
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Dragonflies

A skimmer dragonfly with black patches on it's rear wings. A relatively large dragonfly at about 5 centimeters in length. The body is thin and black, and the female may have lighter spotting or mottling dorsally. The head is much wider than the rest of the body and is dark brown in color. It has distinctive wings with characteristic black blotches at their proximal ends, which make the dragonfly look as though it is wearing saddlebags.

Can be found in at bodies of stagnant water, such as ponds and ditches.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.