Just recently I discovered something amazing inside the Fauna paradise: butterflies and moths. An unfamiliar ground for me as the insect world is much larger than the bird world. But curiosity brought me so far to also study and observe these wonderful tiny creatures. One of the first butterflies that actually 'triggered' my enthusiasm is the Olive wing butterfly (Nessaea obrinus)
I have seen this beauty countless times on large leaves during my hikes. But seldom did I succeed in taking a great picture. I noticed that it is also a restless and agile butterfly that likes to fly away rapidly. But even when disturbed it never flew far away from its spot.
I never spotted this beauty out in the open, like the airstrip or close to the lodges or near the river. Out in the open makes it also vulnerable for potential predators, like lizards or birds. Picture above shows that it was basking in the afternoon sun. Still inside the forest, but on a sunny spot. That only happens when it is not disturbed.
As seen in the picture above, we see here the Nessaea obrinus with its wings closed. On both occasions the butterfly was resting on a leaf at a sunny spot. I haven't seen it being accompanied by others of the same kind. A solo traveler so it seems. This one was spotted close to the tapir feeder. On that spot I put lots of mope's, a sweet - sour plum.