Tramea lacerata (Black Saddlebags)Generally found at pond sites and randomly in open habitats, primarily in the Champlain Valley, though also in the Vermont Valley and along the Connecticut River Valley. Two records come from the interior of the state, both of which are early in the flight season for the species in Vermont. What this may indicate in terms of breeding versus migrant status is unclear at this time. However, in 2012, a teneral was reported from along Lake Champlain which supports the probability that the lake generates many of the Champlain Valley adults.

Conservation Status

State: S4
Global: G5

Flight Period

 June 11 – October 5

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Vermont Distribution