Saddlebag Glider (Young Female)
Family: Libellulidae (Skimmers & relatives)
Species: Tramea transmarina euryale (Selys, 1878)
Common Name: Saddlebag Glider
Location: Sunplaza Park
This common, large migratory species can be found in well vegetated ponds and canals. It often wanders far away from its breeding sites and when perching, it likes to perch on emergent vegetation with a high vantage point. Unlike P. flavescens, it does not gather in big swarms.
The eyes are dark brown on top and greyish white below. The wings are broad with a dark brown patch at the hindwing base. The thorax is brown and abdomen is red with black marking on the dorsum of abdominal segments 8 and 9. The female is similar but duller.