The first butterfly greeted me along Lornie Trail near the reservoir edge was this Common Snow Flat (Tagiades japetus atticus). A sun-loving skipper which tends to rest and feed on the Mile-a-minute flowers (Mikania micrantha) usually with both wings open, presented me with opportunities increasing the shutter counts of my camera.
Of course by just looking at the upperside shot of a "Ring" butterfly like this I would not know exactly what it was - anyway, this is Common Five Ring (Ypthima baldus newboldi) based on a long distance record shot of its underside.
The common name of this common butterfly is Nigger (Orsotriaena medus cinerea) - what an interesting but "illogical" common name you may have wondered - you can find out more here.
Smaller than a Telicota species, this orange skipper which looks like a Lesser Dart (Potanthus omaha omaha) was taking a morning nap on a grass blade beside the reservoir edge - I almost got myself wet while trying to get parallel with this guy.
This brown skipper which had a tendency to open its wings whenever it perched looks like a Contiguous Swift (Polytremis lubricans lubricans). It was zipping around between perching and feeding. At one moment it landed on a fern for me to snap a quick shot.
It was a quiet morning all the way from Lornie Trail to Rifle Range Trail - more humans than insects on a cool and windy morning. At the stream where we were shooting last year, I didn't see any butterflies puddling at all - perhaps the weather was not hot enough to wake them up. Only a Bush Hopper (Ampittia dioscorides camertes) was sympathetic and kind enough to allow me taking some shots.