Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
A mature male of this species has a red face and abdomen and a brown, unmarked thorax. There is a wide dark red band, which is often thinner at the middle, in the base of each hindwing. The female's wing band is smaller than the male's and she is browner all over. Abdominal segments 8 and 9 on both sexes have dark spots on top.
Red Saddlebags male
Size: 41-49 mm (1.6-1.9 in)
Habitat: ponds, lakes and slow streams
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, NM, CO, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: mid May to late September
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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