Family Portrait: Papago Park's November Striped Saddlebags, Tramea calverti

November 4, 2012
Location: Papago Park

The Striped Saddlebags has been recorded in several Arizona counties, but remains a scarce and irregular species, with most recent observations in the Phoenix (Maricopa Co.) area.

In early November 2012 a number of males were present at the same time at the Phoenix Papago Park, offering opportunities for observation and comparison between individuals, in particular with respect to the pale thoracic stripes that typify this species. Below are pictures of five different males seen 3 and 4 November.

  • News: Family Portrait: Papago Park's November Striped Saddlebags, <em>Tramea calverti</em>
    Striped Saddlebags, Male, Papago Park, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ, 3 November 2012
  • News: Family Portrait: Papago Park's November Striped Saddlebags, <em>Tramea calverti</em>
    Striped Saddlebags, Male, Papago Park, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ, 3 November 2012
  • News: Family Portrait: Papago Park's November Striped Saddlebags, <em>Tramea calverti</em>
    Striped Saddlebags, Male, Papago Park, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ, 4 November 2012
  • News: Family Portrait: Papago Park's November Striped Saddlebags, <em>Tramea calverti</em>
    Striped Saddlebags, Male, Papago Park, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ, 4 November 2012
  • News: Family Portrait: Papago Park's November Striped Saddlebags, <em>Tramea calverti</em>
    Striped Saddlebags, Male, Papago Park, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ, 4 November 2012
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