Update July 01, 2006: added a poor pic of what may have been the actual first T. abdominalis for Texas... - at the bottom.
OnJune 10, 2005 at the Cattail pond north of the disused entrance booth at Santa Ana NWR in southern Texas, I found
this male Vermilion Saddlbags Tramea
abdominalis patrolling the only cattail-free patch
of water; this is the first record for Texas:
Update, July 01, 2006: I took this photo at Fort Clark Springs, Kinney county just 21 days earlier; the image is too poor to be certain, but it looks like this may have been a Vermillion Saddlebags T. abdominalis: