Pieridae - Addendum

The following species were recorded from the Indo-Chinese region in previous publications, however were omitted from the list for the reasons written below.

Delias belladonna malayana Pendlebury, 1933
Delias belladonna malayana ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 128, pl.37, figs.Pi7c♂[♀],♂[♀](Un). ('Than To' [W.Malaysia])
Delias belladonna malayana ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 167. (by literature)
Delias belladonna malayana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 130, pl.37, figs.Pi7c♀,♀(Un). ('Than To' [W.Malaysia])
Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded it from 'Than To'. However, the figured specimens are from W.Malaysia. Hitherto we have never seen any specimens from P.Thailand.

Eurema brigitta senna (Felder & Felder, [1865])
Eurema brigitta senna ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 170, pl.57, figs.Pi50c♂,♂(Un). (Yala)
Eurema brigitta senna ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 142. (by literature)
Eurema brigitta senna ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 170, pl.57, figs.Pi50b♂,♂(Un). (Yala) (in part)
According to Eliot,1978, the type locality of this taxon was "Malacca Interior" [Johore ?]. However, it has since been known only from Penang Hill in Penang, W.Malaysia and Singapore, and has never been found in the mainland of Malay Peninsula until now.
The possibility of this subspecies being distributed in peninsular Thailand is extremely unlikely and the record of Ek-Amnuay,[2007],2012 is quite doubtful. Although not mentioned for the illustrated specimen, it is undoubtedly from Penang, W.Malaysia.
As mentioned in the section on Eurema brigitta hainana, Pinratana,1983 recorded ssp.hainana from Yala as ssp.fruhstorferi. This record itself is not adopted because of its questionable credibility due to the possibility of an erroneous locality or misidentification. However, if it is indeed distributed in Yala, I assume that it is most likely ssp.hainana, not ssp.senna.


Eliot, J.N.,1978 : In Corbet & Pendlebury. The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula, edn. 3.
Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.

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