Tramea

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Saddlebags gliders
Tramea lacerata close.jpg
Black Saddlebags, T. lacerata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Subfamily: Trameinae
Tribe: Trameini
Genus: Tramea
Hagen, 1861

Tramea is a dragonfly genus in the family of skimmer and percher dragonflies (Libellulidae). They typically have colored bases to their otherwise translucent hindwings. In particular when they fly, this creates the impression of them carrying bags at the start of their abdomen; hence they are commonly known as saddlebags gliders

List of species[edit]

The genus contains the following species,[1] some of which have several subspecies:[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Schorr, Martin Lindeboom, Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  2. ^ odonata.info (2005)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "North American Odonata". University of Puget Sound. 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Dow, R.A. (2009). "Tramea basilaris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Subramanian, K. A. (2005). Dragonflies and Damselflies of Peninsular India. 
  6. ^ Clausnitzer, V. (2010). "Tramea limbata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Theischinger, Gunther; Hawking, John (2007). The complete field guide to dragonflies of Australia. Collingwood, Vic.: CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 978-0-643-09073-6. 
  8. ^ Dunkle, Sidney W. (2000). Dragonflies through Binoculars. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 219. ISBN 0-19-511268-7. 
  9. ^ Wilson, K.D.P., Rowe, R. & Marinov, M. (2011). "Tramea transmarina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 

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