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Cho-tombo or butterfly skimmer, Rhyothemis fuliginosa, perched on a lotus pod. Widespread throughout much of central, southern and eastern China, central and southern Japan, and may occur in Vietnam and Burma. Its Japanese common name ‘cho-tombo’ literally means a butterfly-like dragonfly. It frequents weedy ponds and even flies like a butterfly. Photo by myu-myu ©

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Dragonfly "Waiting for the Sun" Copyright- Patrick Zephyr Nature Photography. All Materials appearing on this site are the property of Patrick ZephyrNature Photography. All Rights Reserved.

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Photo *** by sylvia lilova - nature, insect - photos - - digital camera Panasonic DMC - FZ 28

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Another fact is that adult dragonflies will devour just about anything they can catch. Dragonflies usually eat mosquitoes, bees, gnats, butterflies, termites, and other bugs. When they are in the nymph stage, they eat small fish, tadpoles, mosquito larvae, worms, and aquatic insects.

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50 Macrophotography / Microphotography of the Dragonfly ~ Macrophotographic Images of Dragonflies

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