ID: Common small flat butterfly feasting on the Bushkiller flower
Like previously shared post, these bushkillers are the best sight naturalists would like to see, especially the flowering ones as they turn out to be the best spot to frame a huge variety of insects and particularly butterflies, be it the tiny blues family or the mammoth-ish(in comparison to the blues) Jays. In this particular instance this beautiful Common Small Flat decided to utilize basking itself in the penetrating sunís rays and all of a sudden hopped onto the flower to feast over it. Even though it didnít seem to be comfortable with me and especially the firing of the flash/sound of the mirror, but it came back onto the flower and eventually continued sipping the nectar and didnít fly off. With capturing of this frame, I decided to stop pestering and spoiling its early morning routine of this angel and moved out for it to continue energizing itself.
Am curious if these skippers/flats are too sensitive to light or sound as have witnessed them flying off once a frame is captured.
Canon 100mm macro
Handheld, External flash fired
Location: Nagla Trail