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Friday, February 19, 2010

Ypthima baldus newboldi (Common Five Ring)

Here's another view of it. Great photo.

Here's the note:

"This common butterfly can be found in secondary growth and open grassy areas around the fringes of the nature reserves. Often in flight, even on overcast days, the Common 5-Ring is believed to feed on Gramineae (grasses).
The typical yellow-ringed black ocelli is a distinguishing feature of the various species in the Ypthima family. The pair of rings at the tornus of the hindwing is counted as one. The total number of the rings counted thus give this species its common name.
The butterfly has a rather weak flight and generally stays close to the ground.

best viewed LARGE:
www.flickr.com/photos/rundstedt/3291923769/sizes/l/ "

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