Delias lativitta tai  Yoshino, 1999

Delias lativitta tai ♂ Up. Delias lativitta tai ♂ Un. Delias lativitta tai ♂ Up. Delias lativitta tai ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Delias lativitta tai ♂ Up. Delias lativitta tai ♂ Un. Delias lativitta tai ♂ Up. Delias lativitta tai ♂ Un.
♂, Lai Chau, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♂, Lai Chau, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Delias lativitta tai Yoshino, 1999
OD : Neo Lepidoptera 4:1, fig.1(HT,♂), 2(HT,♂Un).
TL : Xishuanbanna, S.Yunnan, China. (♂, in coll. K.Yoshino)
Distribution : Myanmar (S.Shan States), N.Thailand, Laos,
N.Vietnam, S.Yunnan (Xishuanbanna).
Delias lativitta tai Map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, Apr.1998. Xishuanbanna, Mongla county, South Yunnan, China. (in coll. K.Yoshino)
Paratypes ; same data as Holotype, 5♂. (in coll. K.Yoshino ; Omoto ; Shimizu ; Morita)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Delias berinda boyleae ; Pinratana,1983 : 5, pl.3, fig.4,♀[♂]. (in part)
Delias lativitta yannana [sic] ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 126, pl.35, figs.Pi2,♂,♂(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Inthanon)
Delias lativitta parva ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 166, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Inthanon; Khun Lao Village)
Delias lativitta yunnana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 126, pl.35, figs.Pi2,♂,♂(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Inthanon)

[ LAOS ]
Delias lativitta ssp. ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 202, pl.29, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Xam Neua)
Delias lativitta parva ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 42.
Delias lativitta tai ; Yoshino,2017 : 11. (Xamneua)

[ VIETNAM ]
Delias lativitta tai ; Yoshino,2017 : 11. (N:Sapa)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Houaphan : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lai Chau : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is rare in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (Alt. 1300 - 2200m) and is sympatric with other species of Delias belladonna group such as belladonna, berinda, sanaca and patrua. In the populations from S.Yunnan, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, the white markings on the upperside, especially discal spots in space 3 to 5 on the UpH, are reduced compared to other taxa.


Literature

Yoshino, K.,1999 : New Butterflies from China 5
Neo Lepidoptera 4: 1-10, 66 figs.

Katayama, T.,2017 : New findings on the Delias belladonna group species (Pieridae) in Nepal; a discovery of Delias lativitta
Butterflies 75:21-25.

Yoshino, K.,2017 : Notes on Delias lativitta (Pieridae, Lepidoptera)
Butterfly Science 9:5-13.


2014.08.09 - 2022.06.30.

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