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Ypthima baldus baldus
Common Five-ring
 
Animal Group: Butterfly
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Description: Caterpillars feed on Micostegium ciliatum. Wingspan ranges from 30 to 45mm. On flight throughout the whole year.
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Conservation Status
AFCD Assessment
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Very Common
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Distribution
Distribution in Hong Kong
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Widely distributed in grassland throughout Hong Kong
Global Distribution
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NW & NE India, Burma, Thailand, Sichuan, Hubei, Zhejiang, Yunnan, Hainan, Guangxi, Guangdong, Fujian, Taiwan
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References
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More on Butterfly in HK
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Bascombe, M.J., Johnston, G., Bascombe, F.S. 1999. The butterflies of Hong Kong. Academic Press.
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Young, J.J., Yiu, V. 2002. Butterfly Watching in Hong Kong. Wan Li Book Co Ltd.
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