SCENE in the pen. 062

“Dragonfly with a straw yellow color”

As I walked around the rice fields, I saw a dragonfly perched on a sasa. It was a female common skimmer. It is also known “Mugiwara-tombo.” Mugiwara means straw, and the color of its body is its origin. The common skimmer is very friendly and will sometime perch on a bag slung over your shoulder. They have always been very close to people.  [AUGUST 2021]

Orthetrum albistylum speciosum