Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Small skipper on a nectar-sipping mission

Yesterday I watched as several tiny amber-colored butterflies - I've been told they are a type of skipper called Whirlabouts (Polites vibex) - sought nectar in the Thunbergia erecta flowers.  

The pink petals of this low growing plant are only about an inch wide and yet the small skipper I photographed practically disappeared within the flower's depth.  

In addition to the two photos, here's a very short video of one little skipper on its mission to secure nectar.

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