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Four ring

Four ring
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Copyright: Guru Pawan (gurupawan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 61 N: 442] (1755)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/7.6
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Satyrinae - Worldwide - 2 - [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-10 8:19
Viewed: 2844
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot comes from omkar hills finally i am back to the world where macro rules. More about this wonderfull cutey....

The Common Fourring Ypthima huebneri is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in Asia.
Upperside greyish brown. Fore wing with the usual comparatively large, bi-pupilled, yellow-ringed, black pre-apical ocellus. Hind wing usually with two, sometimes with three, very rarely without any, smaller similar uni-pupilled post-discal ocelli. Underside greyish white, not very densely covered with transverse short brown striae. Fore wing with the preapical ocellus as on the upperside, obscure discal and subterminal dull brown transverse fasciae and a narrow brown ring round the ocellus diffusely produced posteriorly. Hind wing with one apical and typically three postdiscal posterior ocelli placed in a curve; traces of transverse brown discal and subterminal fasciae in most specimens. Antenna, head, thorax and abdomen greyish brown, the abdomen paler beneath. Male without secondary sex-mark.

Dry-season form

Similar, somewhat paler on both upper and under sides ; the discal and subterminal transverse fasciae more pronounced; the ocelli on the underside of the hind wing minute or absent.

Wing expanse of 40-44 mm.

Racial variation

Var. jocularia, Swinhoe, is the pale form from Western India "said by Messrs. Elwes and Edwards to be nearest to kashmira, Moore."

Race kashmira, Moore, differs from the typical form in the darker and more uniform colour of the upperside, in the groundcolour on the underside being dull brownish not white, and the wings non-fasciated in most specimens, or with only the sub-terminal fascia on the fore wing. The clasp in the male differs, however, considerably from that of Y. huebneri.

Wing expanse of 33-39 mm. Found in N.W. Himalayas; Kashmir; S. India, Mysore and the Anaimalai Hills.

Race ceylonica: Upperside vandyke-brown to dark sepia-brown. Fore wing uniform, with the usual single preapical ocellus. Hind wing: posterior half, sometimes less than hall:, pure white, with two or three small posterior ocelli, a lunular incomplete subterminal and an even slender terminal brown line. Underside white.with somewhat sparse, short, delicate, fine transverse brown stride, getting denser towards the apex of the fore wing. Tore wing with the ocellus, a brown ring surrounding it very broad and very broadly and diffusely produced downwards, discal and subterminal transverse fascial obscure. Hind wing with four ocelli in a curve, the anal bi-pupilled ; traces of a discal transverse brown fascia and of a lunular subterminal brown line. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen brown ; abdomen white beneath. Wing expanse of 34-40 mm. Found in Bengal, Orissa ; S. India, the Nilgiris, Travancore : Ceylon.


Throughout peninsular India, Assam and Burma.

Life history

Larva. About one inch in length, with two divergent processes from the anal segment pointing backwards. "Colour entirely green with a dorsal line somewhat darker green, which becomes white at the fourth segment, and extends right through the crown of the head; there is also a paler green lateral line below the spiracles."

Pupa. "Green or brown, with the head rounded, the edges of the wing-cases raised and angled anteriorly; the thorax humped and marked like the abdominal segments, with some dark brown waved lines and spots"

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Ciao Guru,
la luce naturale e diffusa ed il contrasto fra i colori della farfalla e quello dello sfondo, rendono questa foto particolarmente delicata e gradevole.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-10 8:45]

Hello Guru,
optimal presentation of the wing pattern of this little beauty, The fine details are well seen. The large double-blue centred eyespot is particularly nice and impressive. I would like to include the picture in my next Theme on Satyrinae. Is that o.k.?
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-10 8:57]

Hi Guru.
Very nice and pleasantly coloured picture of the beautiful butterfly. I like excellent composition, attractive subject and nice details of the image. My best wishes and TFS.

Guru,perfect butterfly shot. I like the setting very much with those leaves.

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  • arunk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 19] (272)
  • [2007-11-10 9:32]



Good Picture, sharpness and Compostion also looks

Arun krishnaiah

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-10 12:48]

Hello Pawan
What a wonderful capture and marvellous composition with this little and lovely butterfly upon such beautiful leaves!! Magnificent sharpness, POV, DOF, lighting, colors... Everything is great!
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing this beauty.
My best regards

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-10 15:52]

Hello Guru,
Beautiful shot!
Fantastic DOF and sharpness, colors are great!
Very nice compositon

tres joli ce papillon, bon bg, tres belles couleurs bien nettes et de tres beaux détails, bravo et merci du partage

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