female


female

Carolina Saddlebags (Tramea carolina) is a common breeding species, and migrant in New Jersey. Red-mantled Saddlebags (Tramea onusta) is a rare but regular fall migrant in New Jersey. They are easy to overlook because of the similar pattern to Carolina Saddlebags. Note the different abdominal pattern, and the difference in size and shape of the wing pattern. The longer, narrower wings, of T. onusta gives them a different appearance and flight style when feeding.