Common skimmer in rice field
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|This photograph photographs the place where the dragonfly had stopped at the stalk, while I am walking along the narrow farm road of a rice field. Common skimmer is a medium-sized dragonfly which inhabits a damp area, a rice field, etc. It is distributed over Russia (Far East), China, South Korea, Taiwan, etc. besides whole extent of Japan. It is a kind very ordinary to the swamp and reservoir of the flat ground, and since it sees widely in a city area etc., in Japan, it is one of the dragonflies loved best. The length is 50 - 55 mm, and the length of a hind wing is a dragonfly with a medium size of around 43 mm. Since it lives also in artificial water areas, such as natural pond/marsh, a paddy field besides the loose small river, and a pond of a park, we can see a city area sufficiently. Like other dragonflies, an imago and a larva are meat diets and eat small insect well. The winter is passed by a larva, and emergence is continuously seen from spring to early autumn, and is performed on the stalk of the plant which came out from the water surface, a stake, the surface of a wall of shore protection, etc. In Honshu, an imago will appear around from the middle of April, and it will see till around October.|
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