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Horsfield's Six-ring

Ypthima horsfieldii

Description:

small butterfly, one distinct large eyespot, 6 smaller eyespots. The butterflies are instantly recognisable as a group, all being marked with fine striations on the underside, and possessing a submarginal series of yellow-ringed black ocelli.

Habitat:

forested plateau, about 1000m

Notes:

Spotted amongst pine needles in Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park. Was very difficult to photograph.

3 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 2 years ago

I've figured it out. I was a little suspicious on the ID and now I believe I've found the correct one.

dandoucette
dandoucette 2 years ago

That link is interesting. Thanks for the ID Maria I'm pretty it is the common four ring but mine seems to have 7 eyespots where most I see online have only 5. I'm wondering if that is part of the variations the author talks about in the link you provided. What do you think Scott?

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 2 years ago

Interesting suggestion link

พิษณุโลก, Thailand

Lat: 17.07, Long: 100.60

Spotted on Mar 6, 2012
Submitted on Jun 8, 2012

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