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Common Fivering

Ypthima baldus

Description:

The Common Fivering (Ypthima baldus) is a species of Brown (Satyrinae) butterfly found in Asia. Male: Upperside brown, both fore and hind wing with terminal margins much darker, and generally with more or less distinct subbasal and discal dark bands. Fore wing with a large, slightly oblique, oval, bi-pupilled, yellow-ringed black, pre-apical ocellus. Hind wing with two postdiscal, round, uni-pupilled, similar but smaller ocelli, and very often one or two minute tornal ocelli also. Underside similar to the underside in Y. philomela but the ochraceous-white ground-colour paler, tin-transverse brown strice coarser, the ocelli on the hind wing more distinctly in echelon, two tornal, two median, and two pre-apical, and on both fore and hind wing more or less distinctly defined, subbasal, discal and subterminal brown transverse bands.

Habitat:

Sub-Himalayan India from Chamba to Sikkim and Bhutan. Central India and the hills of southern India and the Western Ghats. Assam, Myanmar and the Tenasserim.

Notes:

Satyrinae, the satyrines or satyrids, commonly known as the Browns, is a subfamily of the Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies). They were formerly considered a distinct family, Satyridae. This group contains nearly half of the known diversity of brush-footed butterflies. It is estimated that the true number of the Satyrinae species may exceed 2,400.

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7 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

That's stunning. Thank you sir.

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 8 years ago

Beautiful!!

JenniferOngko
JenniferOngko 8 years ago

funtastic !. . :D

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

wonderful!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Great series

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

lovely !

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Beautiful shot kadavoor

kadavoor
Spotted by
kadavoor

Kerala, India

Spotted on Oct 10, 2010
Submitted on Jan 31, 2012

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