Scarlet dwarf (Nannophya pygmaea)(Haccho tombo)


Scarlet dwarfs glittering with morning dew

Scarlet dwarfs, Japan’s smallest dragonflies, emerge in wet paddy fields in Kozagawa Town, an area rich in nature, in and around June. While male adults have red bodies, female adults have a striped pattern of yellow and dark brown. The insect has been registered in Wakayama Prefecture’s Red Data Book as a Near Threatened (NT) species.


Nukumi, Kozagawa-cho
Season / Time zone
Summer(June - August) / Morning Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


Fifteen min. on foot from Myoukenbashi[妙見橋] bus stop on the Kogawa Route of Kozagawa Town Furusato Bus


Recommended spot

JR Koza Station > JR Taiji Station (Hachiro-toge Pass Trail)