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Tramea samoensis (Brauer, 1867)
Tramea transmarina, known as the red glider or northern glider, is a species of dragonfly in the Libellulidae family. The type locality for Tramea transmarina is Fiji, but subspecies are found in the islands of the Pacific, north-eastern Australia and Southeast Asia.
The following names are considered to be alternative names to Tramea transmarina Brauer, 1867:
- Trapezostigma euryale Selys, 1878
- Tramea transmarina intersecta Lieftinck, 1975
- Tramea propinqua Lieftinck, 1942
- Tramea samoensis Brauer, 1867
Tramea members typically have coloured bases to their hindwings. When they fly, this creates the impression of them carrying bags at the top of the abdomen; hence they are commonly known as saddlebags gliders. In general, adult males have a dark thorax and bright abdomen.
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