Butterfly guide

Butterflies: Common four ring

Common four ring

Ypthima huebneri

These low flying butterflies are a dull brown gray, but they are adorned with black and yellow eye spots that are used to confuse predators. It looks almost the same as the common three ring, but instead of three eye spots on the underside hind wing, it has four. Like other ring butterflies, its host plant is grasses.

Food items: Nectar (as butterfly), host plant (as caterpillar)

Host plants: Gramineae

Microhabitat: Gardens, roadsides, secondary growth and forest borders

Ecological Function: Pollinator

Food chain level: Primary consumer

Dispersal: Likely it has limited dispersal range, but it can move through open areas and road verges

Common four ring (Ypthima huebneri)

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