Delias pasithoe parthenope  (Wallace, 1867)

Delias pasithoe parthenope ♂ Up Delias pasithoe parthenope ♂ Un Delias pasithoe parthenope ♀ Up Delias pasithoe parthenope ♀ Un
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.
Delias pasithoe parthenope ♂ Up Delias pasithoe parthenope ♂ Un Delias pasithoe parthenope ♀ Up Delias pasithoe parthenope ♀ Un
♂, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand. ♀, Surat Thani (Koh Phangan dist.), Thailand.
Delias pasithoe parthenope ♂ Up Delias pasithoe parthenope ♂ Un Delias pasithoe parthenope ♀ Up Delias pasithoe parthenope ♀ Un
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Thyce parthenope Wallace,1867
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3)4(3):347, pl.7, fig.1,♂.
TL : Singapore. (NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thiland (Ranong and Southward),
W.Malaysia, Singapore.
● ssp.pasithoe
ssp.beata
ssp.parthenope
Delias pasithoe parthenope Map

Synonym

Delias pasithoe var.distanti Staudinger, 1889 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 2(1):23. TL. Malacca.


Type Material Information

parthenope ; ♂, Type (red), Singapore. (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Delias aglaia aglaia ; Pendlebury,1923 : 25. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Luang; Khao Ram)
Delias aglaia parthenope ; Godfrey,1930 : 223. (P: Bangnara)
Delias aglaia parthenope ; Godfrey,1932a : 265. (P)
Delias pasithoe parthenope ; Pinratana,1983 : 7, pl.5, fig.8d♀. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat; Trang; Yala)
Delias pasithoe beata ; Yagishita et al.,1993 : 233, pl.111, figs.1,♀,2,♂,3,♀(Un). (S: Khao Pota; Ranong)
Delias pasithoe beata ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 130, pl.37, figs.Pi8d♀,♀(Un). (Pong Pong WF.) (in part)
Delias pasithoe parthenope ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 130, pl.38, figs.Pi8e♂,♀,♀(Un). (Khlong Nakha; Khao Chong; Than To)
Delias pasithoe parthenope ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui; Koh Phangan) (accessed: 2022.06.19)
Delias pasithoe parthenope ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 167, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Kao Poh Ta; Khlong Naka)
Delias pasithoe beata ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 130, pl.37, figs.Pi8c♀,♀(Un). (Pong Pong WF.) (in part)
Delias pasithoe parthenope ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 130, pl.38, figs.Pi8d♂,♀,♀(Un). (Khlong Nakha; Khao Chong; Than To)
Delias pasithoe parthenope ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 188-189, fig.Abb.Pi-025. (Phang Nga)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 1♂ 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani (incl.Koh Phangan dist.): 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 5♂ 1♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Pattani : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 3♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 30 - 800m) and is frequently found at hilltops. Males are territorial on canopies at 9:00 to 11:00.


Literature

Wallace, A.R.,1867 : On the Pieridae of the Indian and Australian Regions.
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3)4(3):301-416, pls.6-9.

Staudinger, O.,1889 : Lepidopteren der Insel Palawan.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 2(1):3-180, pls.1,2.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1905 : Neue Pieriden.
Ent. Zeit. 19(14):75-76.

Yagishita, A.,1997 : Notes on the genus Delias Hübner from Tenasserim, southeastern-Myanmer with description of a new subspecies of Delias ninus (Wallace) (Lepidoptera: Pieridae).
Futao 24:19-22.


Delias pasithoe parthenope ♂ Delias pasithoe parthenope ♀+♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀+♂ (mating), Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Delias pasithoe parthenope ♂ Delias pasithoe parthenope ♀
♂ (territorial behavior), Yala, Thailand. ♀ (laying eggs), Yala, Thailand.

1996.10.31 - 2022.07.31.

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