Records :: OC# 433369


Record Details

Species Tramea onusta (Red Saddlebags)
Specimen Notes First noticed fairly large red dragonfly flying at least 15 feet high. Thought it was Flame Skimmer at first then noticed the distinct gliding flight and the blood red color versus more of a bright orangish-red of a flame skimmer . It would fly higher up then work its way back down to eye level. Always on the wing never landing. Very noticeable red patches near the base of the hind wing. The saddlebags would land briefly sometimes on top of the pines then pick up again. There were a total of 2 flying around. And I was able to get picture of one when it landed.
Submitted By Tony Kurz on 2015-Jul-16
Collected By Tony Kurz on 2015-Jul-15

Decision Details

Vetted By Kathy Biggs
Vetted On 2015-Jul-17
Decision Notes COUNTY VOUCHER PHOTO - kb

Location Details

Location Del Norte County, California, United States
Location Notes The area is known as Pacific Shores just north of the Lake Earl Wildlife area. This road is marked on the map as Carson Rd. To get to Carson you have to come in on Kellogg Rd then go south on Tell Rd for about 3/4 of mile then turn east on Carson. It goes through a open prairie/meadow in the middle of shore pine habitat. The 2 Saddlebags were spotted from the road flying over the meadow.
Latitude 41.85083°
Longitude -124.19660°
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