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.
Sighted in a vegetation of a swampy area near a lake between one to two in the afternoon. Hitching along with it on its flight, a tiny orb-shaped passengers clinging on the ventral side of its abdomen. These are odonate parasites or water mites feeding on them while having a free ride and carry them on their new habitat, a new place for the parasites to propagate. Nature is truly amazing how these little odonate creatures were parasitize with mites. So, Damselflies and dragonflies were not only a good indicator of the ecological integrity but a disperser of these parasitic organism as well.
Location: Samal Island/ Suborder: Zygoptera/ Species: ?