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Common Fivering

Ypthima baldus


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.


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.


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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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

That's stunning. Thank you sir.

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 11 years ago


JenniferOngko 11 years ago

funtastic !. . :D

NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Great series

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

lovely !

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

Beautiful shot kadavoor

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Kerala, India

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

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