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YAMAGUCHI (Kyodo) The number of an endangered dragonfly known for the golden crests on its wings has tripled since 2003 in one of its habitats — thanks to the city of Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

There were 50 of the 4- to 5-cm-long dragonflies during a count last year, after numbers fell to as low as 18 in 2003 at a reservoir in the city where construction work was under way.

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