Found this moderate size hawk moth clinging in my sack bag while I was crossing the river. It just stayed there no matter how I moved the bag. Maybe It’s tired and just wanted to hitch a ride, or maybe it just wanted to be photographed.
When I was leaving the water I checked him out and he’s already gone.
This small butterfly ( Zizina otis) was flying low around the grasses after the rain stopped. A species of family Lycaenidae, the second largest family of butterflies. I saw this as I was passing through a grassland going to a waterfalls, about one to two kilometers away.
This one was like looking back at me while I was crawling towards its back. And he just let me do my thing.
Location: Samal Island/ Family: Lycaenidae/ Species: Zizina otis
Meet my garden’s newest guest. I was fascinated by this large and beautiful creature. I found it one afternoon in the yard. I was so happy that i was able to invite new lepidopteran species in my area. It inspires me to plant more varieties of plants to attract more moths, butterflies, bees, and birds.. So glad!