Saddlebag Glider

Scientific name: Tramea virginia

Habitat: marsh, pond

Body length: 53-56 mm

DIstribution in Hong Kong: Widespread, e.g. Long Valley, Hong Kong Wetland Park, Po Toi

Flight period in Hong Kong: April to December

Identification features (male): 

1. Synthorax brown

2. Large area of red spot at wingbase of hindwings

3. Abdomen red

4. Large area of black from the 8th to 10th abdominal segment

Identification features (female):

1. Synthorax and abdomen yellowish brown

2. Large area of brown spot at wingbase of hindwings

3. Large area of black from the 8th to 10th abdominal segment