Ypthima baldus - Tq Aniruddha for ID (29)
|This small butrerfly was resting on a big leaf near my house. |
Thanks to Aniruddha Dhamorikar for the ID.
Ypthima baldus newboldi (Common 5-Ring)
This common butterfly can be found in secondary growth and open grassy areas around the fringes of the nature reserves. Often in flight, even on overcast days, the Common 5-Ring is believed to feed on Gramineae (grasses).
The typical yellow-ringed black ocelli is a distinguishing feature of the various species in the Ypthima family. The pair of rings at the tornus of the hindwing is counted as one. The total number of the rings counted thus give this species its common name.
The butterfly has a rather weak flight and generally stays close to the ground.