Our main target of today's outing is to shoot the Common Grass Dart (Taractrocera maevius). A rather common species in India, but it is very rare in Hong Kong and can only be found in Ninepin Island in certain months of the year.
A rather small skipper, The Common Grass Dart blends very well with its habitat; especially so when it stays at the ground level. Thanks to KK who had spotted it twice at the small grass patch shown in the following photo.
While looking out for the Grass Dart, I came across a few small leaf beetles, either resting or foraging on plant foliage.
A slightly large beetle tried to shy away from my camera.
Some insects were found on flowers too.
Here is another beetle feeding on flowers.
A pair of day-flying moths
There are altogether 20 odd big and small islands in the Ninepin group - they are formed by volcanic rocks with hexagonal horizontal cross-sections.
This Mycalesis mineus was hopping around before it settled down briefly.
Due to a warmer weather in the afternoon at the North Island, there were more butterflies flying around. A small Lesser Grass Blue (Zizina otis otis) was found resting on a dry leaf.
There were some interesting wild flowers on the islands. Let me share two shots to conclude this post.