Monday, November 7, 2011

Red Saddlebags Dragonfly

The red saddlebags dragonfly is uncommon here in Minnesota. Typically we only see the black saddlebags but from time to time red saddlebags do show up, typically in the southern part of the state. They are a member of the skimmer family that is found through out the eastern portions of North America as well as parts of southern California. Saddlebags get their name from the large patches on the inner wing that some what resemble saddlebags. They are very easy to identify. I photographed this saddlebag at Bentsen State Park in South Texas.

9 comments:

Dan Tallman said...

Great photo! Black, not Blag Saddlebags, right?

Carole Meisenhelter said...

lovely photograph of the dragonfly; nice for RT this week. Great to see nature at the fore

Liz said...

Great capture!

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Cafe au lait said...

Beautiful macro shot!

Maria @ LSS said...

What a beautiful capture!

Ida said...

Amazing photo and detail of this dragonfly.

Jama said...

A very beautiful dragonfly!

Rohit Sareen said...

great macro...details well caught!

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Firas said...

Very nice shot! The red shaded dragon fly is gorgeous!