Delias sanaca perspicua  Fruhstorfer, 1910

Delias sanaca perspicua ♂ Up. Delias sanaca perspicua ♂ Un. Delias sanaca perspicua ♀ Up. Delias sanaca perspicua ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Delias sanaca perspicua ♂ Up. Delias sanaca perspicua ♂ Un. Delias sanaca perspicua ♀ Up. Delias sanaca perspicua ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Delias sanaca perspicua ♂ Up. Delias sanaca perspicua ♂ Un. Delias sanaca perspicua ♀ Up. Delias sanaca perspicua ♀ Un.
♂, Lai Chau, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Lai Chau, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Delias belladonna perspicua Fruhstorfer, 1910
OD : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:130.
TL : N.Burma. (NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, N.Thailand, Laos, N.Vietnam.
● ssp.perspicua
ssp.bidoupa
Delias sanaca perspicua Map

Type Materials Information

1♂ 1♀, Type (red), Upper Burma. (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Delias sanaca perspecua ; Pinratana,1983 : 5. not fig. (Chiang Mai)
Delias sanaca perspecua ; Yagishita et al.,1993 : pl.92, figs.1,♂,2,♂(Un),3,♀,4,♀(Un). (N.Thai: Mt.Pahom Pok; Chiang Rai)
Delias sanaca perspecua ; Inayoshi & Nishimura,1997 : 20, figs.40,♂,41,♂. (Doi Pha Hom Pok, Doi Pomeun, Doi Chiang Dao)
Delias berinda yedanula ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.36, figs.Pi4,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Inthanon)
Delias sanaca perspecua ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 166, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Delias berinda yedanula ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : pl.36, figs.Pi4,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Inthanon)

[ LAOS ]
Delias sanaca perspecua ; Nakamura et al.,2010 : 23, figs.5a♂,♂(Un). (Phou Samsoum)
Delias sanaca perspecua ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 42, pl.1, figs.Pi-4,♂,♂(Un). (Phou Samsoum)

[ VIETNAM ]
Delias sanaca perspecua ; Inayoshi & Nishimura,1997 : 20, fig.39,♂. (Tonkin: Ngai Tio)
Delias sanaca perspecua ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 15. (N: Lao Cai)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 16♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Tonkin : Ngai Tio. 7♂ (NHML).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Laichau : 2♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at high elevations (Alt. 1600 - 2200m). Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water together with berinda, belladonna and patrua. Delias sanaca and Delias berinda are quite similar and need to check genitalia for identification.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1910 : 2. Familie: Pieridae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
121-144. (14.Jan.1910)

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.

Inayoshi, Y. & Nishimura, M.,1997 : A reviw of the belladonna group of the genus Delias (Lepidoptera, Pieridae).
Butterflies 16:18-33. (in Japanese)


Delias sanaca perspicua ♂ Delias sanaca perspicua ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (right) with berinda, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1996.10.31 - 2022.06.30.

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