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Black Marsh Trotter, Tramea limbata

The black marsh trotter (Tramea limbata), also known as the voyaging glider or the ferruginous glider, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in many areas including Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal, South Africa, India, and Sri-Lanka. It can be found in many habitats including tropical and subtropical moist forests at low elevations and wetlands, swamps, and freshwater lakes with abundant vegetation. This species is active throughout the year and is typically seen in the middle of the day.

The population numbers of the black marsh trotter are unknown, but it has been found individually and in swarms. It holds no major threats, so does not require any conservation efforts, but research is recommended for the species. The black marsh trotter appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.”

Image Caption: Black Marsh Trotter (Tramea Limbata) Male. Credit: Jkadavoor/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Black Marsh Trotter Tramea limbata