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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 ©

Clouds of insects danced and buzzed in the golden autumn light, and the air was full of the piping of the song-birds. Long, glinting dragonflies shot across the path, or hung tremulous with gauzy wings and gleaming bodies. ~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle <3

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