This is a cuckoo bee, a Thyreus species according to John. Though I saw it many times in the field but I have never got a chance to get a shot as it was always skittish and hyper-active. This was my first record shot of this bee species. I vow to get a better shot next time and let John to determine if we have other similar species here.
This Chestnut Bob (Iambrix salsala salsala ) risked its life by inserting its head into the flower's tube-shaped fused corolla to sip nectar. You can imagine the outcome if there was a spider hiding inside. I just wonder why didn't it use its long proboscis ? This looks like a nymph of a cricket. It remained stationary on the flower for quite a while. Not sure what it was trying to do.
This is form nivas which is rarer and different from the above shot. Pity that the forewing was a bit torn.
A solitary male Cruiser (Vidula dejone erotella ) was found perching and resting on a leaf, occasionally sunbathing with his wings fully opened. I have not seen and photographed a female for a very long time. If he were a she, it would really make my day.