Wednesday, 29 July 2015

51. Ypthima baldus baldus (The Common Five Ring)

Number: 51
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Satyriinae
Species: Ypthima baldus baldus (Fabricius, 1775)
Common name(s): The Common Five Ring
Photography location: Cuc Phuong N.P. (Ninh Binh Prov.)

The genus Ypthima comprising more than 100 species is mostly distributed in Palaeotropical regions and in the eastern Palaearctic region. The highest Ypthima diversity is known from western China, including Yunnan and Sichuan provinces and from other adjacent countries such as N.E. India, Nepal, Sikkim, Assam, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand including regions of the Indo-Chinese Peninsula, in particularly Laos and Vietnam.
25 Ypthima species are known to occur in Vietnam (Monastyrskii & Devyatkin, 2016).

Ypthima baldus, mating pair, Cuc Phuong

References; Uémura Y. & Monastyrskii, A.L., 2004. A Revisional Catalogue of the genus Ypthima Hubner (Lepidoptera : Satyridae) from Vietnam. You can download it here.

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