Delias

Painted jezebel Delias hyparete, photographed by Apisit Wilaijit.


Belongs within: Pieridae.

Delias, the jezebels, is a genus of butterflies found in the Indo-Pacific region. Larvae of the great majority of species feed on mistletoes of the Santalales.

See also:Taxon of the Week: Butterflies on parasites.

<==Delias Hübner 1820 F55
    |  i. s.: D. aglaia F55
    |           |--D. a. aglaia F55
    |           |--D. a. egialea (Cramer 1777) F55
    |           `--D. a. pandecta Staudinger 1889 F55
    |         D. argenthona B88
    |         D. baracasa Semper 1890 F55
    |         D. blanca (Felder 1865) [=Pieris blanca] F55
    |         D. chrysomelaena (Vollenhoven 1866) F55
    |         D. diaphana Semper 1878 F55
    |         D. dorylaea Felder 1865 [incl. D. dorylaea var. altivaga Fruhstorfer 1894] F55
    |         D. georgina Felder 1865 F55
    |         D. henningia (Eschscholtz 1821) F55
    |           |--D. h. henningia (see below for synonymy) F55
    |           |--D. h. camotana Fruhstorfer 1910 F55
    |           |--D. h. ottonia Semper 1890 F55
    |           |--D. h. pandemia (Wallace 1867) F55
    |           `--D. h. voconia Fruhstorfer 1910 F55
    |         D. isse Cramer 1775 F55
    |         D. lytaea Godman & Salvin 1878 F55
    |         D. mysis P27
    |         D. themis Hewitson 1861 F55
    |         D. zebuda (Hewitson 1862) F55
    `--D. (Cathaemia Hübner 1820) F55
         |--D. (C.) caeneus (Linnaeus 1758) F55
         |--D. (C.) hyparete F55
         |    |--D. h. hyparete F55
         |    |--D. h. domorana Fruhstorfer 1911 F55
         |    |--D. h. lucina Distant 1887 F55
         |    `--D. h. luzonensis (Felder 1852) (see below for synonymy) F55
         |--D. (C.) poecilea (Vollenhoven 1865) F55
         `--D. (C.) rosenbergi (Vollenhoven 1865) [=Pieris rosenbergi] F55
              |--D. r. rosenbergi F55
              `--D. r. lorquini (Felder 1865) F55

Delias henningia henningia (Eschscholtz 1821) [incl. D. henningia hemera Fruhstorfer in Seitz 1910, D. henningia lucerna (Butler 1869), D. henningia var. ochreopicta (Butler 1869)] F55

Delias (Cathaemia) hyparete luzonensis (Felder 1852) [incl. D. hyparete luzonensis f. mindanaensis Mitis 1893, D. hyparete mindorensis Fruhstorfer 1910] F55

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[B88] Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera): A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International: Wallingford (UK).

[F55] Franz, E. 1955. Die Typen und Typoide des Natur-Museums Senckenberg, 16). Insecta, Lepidoptera, Pieridae. Senckenbergiana Biologica 36: 339-367.

[P27] Philpott, A. 1927. The maxillae in the Lepidoptera. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 721-746.

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