Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
This species has a pale yellow face that turns red in mature males, and the thorax is brown with 2 pale side stripes. The wings are clear with a brown stripe (much less obvious than the large basal wing patches in our other two saddlebag species) at the base of each hindwing. The abdomen is yellowish in females and red in mature males. Abdominal segments 8 to 10 have dark spots on top.
Size: 44-49 mm (1.7-1.9 in)
Habitat: ponds and slow streams
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, NE, NM, MO, IA
Flight season: late June to early July ?
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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