Delias belladonna hedybia  Jordan, 1925

Delias belladonna hedybia ♂ Up Delias belladonna hedybia ♂ Un Delias belladonna hedybia ♀ Up Delias belladonna hedybia ♀ Un
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Delias belladonna hedybia ♂ Up Delias belladonna hedybia ♂ Un Delias belladonna hedybia ♀ Up Delias belladonna hedybia ♀ Up
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Delias belladonna hedybia ♂ Up Delias belladonna hedybia ♂ Un Delias belladonna hedybia ♀ Up Delias belladonna hedybia ♀ Up
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Delias belladonna hedybia Jordan, 1925
OD : Novit. zool. 32:286.
TL : Taoo Plateau, Tenasserim.
Distribution : Myanmar (S.Shan States to Tenasserim),
Thailand, N.Laos.
ssp.belladonna
● ssp.hedybia
ssp.yukaae
ssp.endoi
Delias belladonna hedybia Map

Synonym

Delias belladonna burmana Evans, 1926 : J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 31(3):713. TL. Ataran. (NHML)


Type Material Information

burmana ; ♂ Type (red), 18.2.21. Kalow, Shan States. (NHML, examined,)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Delias belladonna ; Godfrey,1916 : 113. (by literatur Bingham, Fau.Br.Ind.Butts.2:148.)
Delias belladonna hedybia ; Godfrey,1927 : 120. (N)
Delias belladonna ithiela ; Godfrey,1930 : 222. (Me Wong; Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep)
Delias belladonna hedybia ; Pinratana,1983 : 6,32, pl.4, figs.7,♂,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Delias belladonna hedybia ; Yagishita et al.,1993 : pl.97, figs.6,♂,7,♂(Un),8,♀. (N: Chiang Dao; Chiang Mai)
Delias belladonna hedybia ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 128, pl.36, figs.Pi7a,♂,♀[♂],♀[♂](Un). (Chiang Dao; Wiang Pa Pao; Phu Khieo)
Delias belladonna hedybia ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 167, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Chiang Dao; Doi Suthep; Doi Inthanon)
Delias belladonna hedybia ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 130, pl.36, figs.Pi7a,♂,♀[♂],♀[♂](Un). (Chiang Dao; Wiang Pa Pao; Phu Khieo)
Delias belladonna hedybia ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai) (accessed: 2022.07.11)

[ LAOS ]
Delias belladonna hedybia ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 202, pl.28, fig.♂. (Phong Saly)
Delias belladonna hedybia ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 42.


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 12♂ 4♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (Alt. 500 - 2200m). Males are territorial at hilltops and fly in circles for long hours in their territorial space.
They chase Teinopalpus imperialis and engage in territorial fights very often. On the other hand, males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water together with D. berinda, D. sanaca and D. patrua.


Literature

Jordan, K.,1925 : On Delias belladonna and allied species (Lep.Rhop.)
Novit. zool. 32:277-287.

Evans, W.H.,1926 : Notes on Indian Butterflies.
J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 31(3):712-719.

Talbot, G..1937 : A Monograph of the Genus Delias (6):261-656, 48 pls.
British Museum Natural History.

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.


Delias belladonna hedybia ♂ Delias belladonna hedybia ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Delias belladonna hedybia ♂ Delias belladonna hedybia ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Delias belladonna is chasing Teinopalpus imperialis imperatrix ♂ Delias belladonna is chasing Teinopalpus imperialis imperatrix ♂
♂ (Delias belladonna is chasing Teinopalpus imperialis), Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1996.10.31 - 2022.07.31.

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