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.


Unknown said...

Weren't they the invaders in Cowboys and Aliens? I haven't actually seen the movie yet, but I remember seeing something like that in several clips.

RyukyuMike said...

Whoa, yer askin' the wrong dude. Not sure if that's movies or TV you're talkin' about. I don't do either.

Anonymous said...

Mike, awesome photo.

Ryukyu Ru

RyukyuMike said...

Thanx, Dude!

Andrew Graeme Gould said...

Love the beautiful colours and the detail here.

RyukyuMike said...

Thanks for being so patient with me and my horrible anti-spam methods. Glad you took the time to contact me and I hope you'll become a regular visitor here.