- 30 species
- Known in the New World as saddlebags for their wing markings, this genus is nearly cosmopolitan
- 2 Species
General identification features
- Both species are large (hindwing 38-43 mm) brown to red dragonflies
- Wing with very distinctive Markings
Habitat and behaviour
- Well dispersed
- Often swarming together with Pantala flavescens
- Following rains and breeding in seasonal pools and marshes.
- Tend to glide and hover, resting pendulantly in sheltered places.
- Often perch in the ‘pennant’ position at the end of high or exposed stakes, with wings raised and abdomen either also slightly up or pressed down.
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A selection of images