Monday, 3 August 2015

69. Delias pasithoe thyra (The Red-base Jezebel)

Number: 69
Family: Pieriidae
Sub-Family: Pieriinae
Species: Delias pasithoe thyra Fruhstorfer, 1905
Common name(s): The Red-base Jezebel
Photography location: Hanoi

The genus Delias is represented in Vietnam by 12 species – agoranis, vietnamensis, patrua, subnubila, sanaca, berinda, belladonna, pasithoe, acalis, descombesi, agostina and hyparethe (Monastyrskii & Devyatkin, 2016).
The last authors listed 3 subspecies of Delias pasithoe in the country: pasithoe (extreme North - Lao Cai Prov.), thyra (N. and C.), and nigrescens (S.).

Delias pasithoe, Hanoi City
Quite common in Hanoi and can be seen all year round. The population will suddenly increase in winter (migrants?); it is much less frequently seen in summer

Delias pasithoe thyra feeding on Bidens flower

 Delias pasithoe thyra, underwing pattern

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