Ypthima baldus newboldi: Common Five-Ring Butterfly

Let me start by saying that Ypthima baldus is called a ‘Five-ring’ although it actually has 6 rings. Why? The 2 rings [ocelli] nearest the lower inner corner of the hindwing [tornus] counted as one.


Ypthima baldus newboldi is a small butterfly with wingspan of 35 – 40 mm.


Photos: DFNP, Singapore 20120525


Further reading about Singapore’s Ypthima can be found here.

Check out Glossary of entomology terms here.


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