Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Common Fivering (Ypthima argus)

Adult Common Fivering (subspecies Y. a. kangeana) at Kyoto Imperial Palace Gardens, Japan - July 2011

Local Name (Japan): Hime uranamijanome (姫裏波蛇目) - "Princess Wave Snake Eyes"
Featured Subspecies: Ypthima argus kangeana
Length: ?
Wingspan: 38-46mm
NOT UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated

The Common Fivering is a widespread species of Ringlet found spread across much of the South-East quarter of Asia as far as I can work out.  As with the other butterfly species in Japan, finding absolute  taxonomic information isn't really possible - it is listed on Wikipedia as Ypthima baldus, but that page makes no mention of its range into Japan, so for now, I'm sticking with Ypthima argus which I have found associated with this species in Japan.  Either way, it is a fairly common species in Japan.

Related Species:
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Ypthima
SUBSPECIES: Y. b. baldus, Y. b. hyampeia, Y. b. jezoensis, Y. b. luoi, Y. b. marshalli, Y. b. moerus, Y. b. newboldi, Y. b. okurai, Y. b. pasitelides, Y. b. selinuntius, Y. b.zodina, Y. b. kangeana

 - Sighting Locations -
JAPAN  A locally common resident.
 - KYOTO/OSAKA 2013 TRIP: Common throughout Kyoto

Further Notes:  RSPB, WikipediaBirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

No comments:

Post a Comment