Black Saddlebags Dragonfly (Tramea lacerata)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Black Saddlebags Dragonfly (Tramea lacerata)

Larva is aquatic. Dragonflies are predatory in both larval and adult stages. This one is immature and hasn’t reached it’s final coloring.

Learn: http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Tramea_lacerata/

Shown on Florida Native Plant: GIANT IRONWEED (Vernonia gigantea)

My take:
A Dozen Dragonflies
https://floridawildlifegardentails.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/a-dozen-dragonflies/

blacksaddlebagsdragonflysideironweedoct2016

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