The history of the names Trapezostigma and Tramea is reviewed and a strong appeal is made to preserve the’ name Tramea by honoring the work of the first reviser and rejecting a subsequent and unnecessary attempt at synonymy. In the case of Tramea vs. Trapezostigma, time still favors Tramea as shown by 111 years of continuous use in contrast to 37 for Trapezostigma by a minority of authors.