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Ypthima baldus (Fabricius, 1775) – Common Five-ring

Subspecies in India:

(1) Ypthima baldus baldus (Fabricius, 1775) – Himalayan Common Five-ring
(2) Ypthima baldus madrasa Evans, 1923 – Sahyadri Common Five-ring
(3) Ypthima baldus satpura Evans, 1923 – Satpuda Common Five-ring

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Poaceae (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000). A subspecies name, Ypthima baldus madrasa Evans, 1924, is often listed in literature but this represents infrasubspecific variation.

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Satyrinae > Satyrini > Ypthima

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Ogale, H. and K. Saji. 2021. Ypthima baldus (Fabricius, 1775) – Common Five-ring. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.24. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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