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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
Very Common
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Distribution in Hong Kong
Widely distributed in grassland throughout Hong Kong
Global Distribution
NW & NE India, Burma, Thailand, Sichuan, Hubei, Zhejiang, Yunnan, Hainan, Guangxi, Guangdong, Fujian, Taiwan
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Photo Gallery
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More on Butterfly in HK
Bascombe, M.J., Johnston, G., Bascombe, F.S. 1999. The butterflies of Hong Kong. Academic Press.
Young, J.J., Yiu, V. 2002. Butterfly Watching in Hong Kong. Wan Li Book Co Ltd.
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