Black Saddlebags Skimmer
Tramea lacerta

Black Saddlebags Skimmer, Tramea lacertaThe books all say that dragonflies are found near water.  But they also patrol lawns and parking lots.  Even a small lawn far from the nearest pond may attract dragonflies occasionally.  It is difficult to get good pictures of dragonflies in flight.  This black Saddlebags skimmer cooperated by resting on one of my geraniums long enough for me to get my camera.  The black markings on its hind wings give this skimmer its common name.

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