Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wildlife Photo: Red Dragonfly (Trithemis aurora) Aka Tombo

Known as an Aka Tombo in Japan, this red dragonfly goes by the name of Crimson Marsh Glider in English speaking countries.  It's a Trithemis aurora, if you like scientific names.

These critters are usually found nearby wetlands, slow moving streams and drainage ditches.
They eat mosquitos, ants, flies, bees and wasps so, you should make friends with them when you go camping, hiking or fishing.  The Crimson Marsh Glider may be found throughout Asia and even some places in the Middle East.

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