06 October 2021

Common Three Ring – Raydah Village

Whilst birdwatching the Raydah Escarpment in the Mountains of south western Saudi Arabia, I came across and photographed some Common Three Ring Ypthima asterope. It is also known as the African ringlet and is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in most dry areas of Africa and Asia. The wingspan is 30–34 mm in males and 32–38 mm in females. Adults are on wing year-round. They were common at the bottom of the escarpment near the village of Raydah.