Delias agoranis  Grose-Smith, 1887

Delias agoranis ♂ Up. Delias agoranis ♂ Un. Delias agoranis ♂ Up. Delias agoranis ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Nan, Thailand.
Delias agoranis ♂ Up. Delias agoranis ♂ Un. Delias agoranis ♂ Up. Delias agoranis ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Delias agoranis Grose-Smith, 1887
OD : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)20:266.
TL : Burmah, Siamese frontier.
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
Delias agoranis map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Delias agoranis ; Godfrey,1930 : 221. (Prae: Me Song forest)
Delias agoranis ; Pinratana,1983 : 6, pl.4, figs.5,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Chiang Mai; Uthai Thani)
Delias agoranis ; Yagishita et al.,1993 : 3, pl.1, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀(Un),♀(Un) (Chiang Rai; Chiang Mai; Chiang Dao; Fang)
Delias agoranis ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 128, pl.36, figs.Pi5,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Phu Kha)
Delias agoranis ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 165, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Doi Suthep)
Delias agoranis ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 128, pl.36, figs.Pi5,♂,♂(Un),♀. (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Phu Kha)

[ LAOS ]
Delias agoranis ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 202, not fig. (list only)
Delias agoranis ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 42.

[ VIETNAM ]
Delias agoranis ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2003 : 81. (Nghe An: Pu Mat)
Delias agoranis ; Miyazaki et al.,2010 : 21, figs.Pi-38,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri)
Delias agoranis ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 15. (C: Nghe An to Lam Dong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 11♂ 1♀ (incl.photo and photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kamphaeng Phet : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xieng Khouang : Phou Samsoum. 2012.07.03. 1♂ (photo by K.Phongpiyamit).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 400 - 1400m) and is frequently found at hilltops. Males form flight paths and fly higher and faster than other sympatric Delias species (descombesi and hyparete).
The reliable record from Laos is known a male specimen shown below. It is obtained by Mr. Kitti Phongpiyamit on 3.Jul.2012 at Phou Samsoum, Xieng Khouang.


Literature

Grose-Smith, H.,1887 : Descriptions of eight new Species of Asiatic Butterflies.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5)20:265-268.

Yagishita, A., Nakano, S. & Morita, S.,1993 : An Illustrated List of the Genus Delias Hübner of the World.
409 pls, 384 pp, Khepera Publishers, Tokyo. (in Japanese)


Delias agoranis ♂ Delias agoranis ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)
Delias agoranis ♂ Delias agoranis ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Delias agoranis ♂ Delias agoranis ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Delias agoranis ♂
♂, Xieng Khouang, Laos. (photo by K.Phongpiyamit)
(The photo was taken with a dead specimen on a leaf.)

1996.10.31 - 2023.02.28.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.