Delias ninus ninus  (Wallace, 1867)

Delias ninus ninus ♀ Up. Delias ninus ninus ♀ Un. Delias ninus ninus ♀ Up. Delias ninus ninus ♀ Un.
♀, 2014.06.03. Yala, Thailand. (photo by THNHM) ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by E.Ikari)

ON : Thyca ninus Wallace, 1867
OD : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3)4(3):347-8, pl.6, figs.5,5a♂.
TL : Mount Ophir, Malacca.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Nakon Si Thammarat and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia.
Delias ninus ninus Map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Delias ninus ; Pendlebury,1923 : 26. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Luang)
Delias ninus ; Godfrey,1930 : 223. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat)
Delias ninus ; Godfrey,1932a : 265. (P)
Delias ninus ninus ; Pinratana,1983 : 8. not fig. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat)
Delias ninus ninus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 134, pl.39, figs.Pi10,♂,♂(Un). ('Yala')
Delias ninus ninus ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 168. (by literature)
Delias ninus ninus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 134, pl.39, figs.Pi10,♂,♂(Un). ('Yala')
Delias ninus ninus ; Saito & Inayoshi,2018 : 28, figs.3,♀,♀(Un). (Yala: Betong)
Delias ninus ninus ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2022- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.08.04)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Yala : 4♂ 5♀ (incl.photo by R.Charoenpon and S.Atdhabhan).
Than To Dist., 2014.06.03. 1♀. (THNHM) ; Betong Dist., 2017.03.16. 1♀, E.Ikari (EI).
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Notes

The butterfly is uncommon in montane forest at moderate elevations (Alt. 800 - 1400m) and is found around hilltops.
For many years, a single record of this species in Thailand by Pendlebury,1923 was known. As reported in Saito & Inayoshi,2018, it was rediscovered by Mr. Etsuo Ikari on 16.Mar.2017 in Betong Dist., Yala. However, a female specimen obtained at Than To dist., Yala in 2014 was subsequently found in THNHM, which is the second reliable specimen.


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.


Delias ninus ninus ♂ Delias ninus ninus ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by R.Charoenpon)
Delias ninus ninus ♀ Delias ninus ninus ♀
♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Delias ninus ninus ♂ Delias ninus ninus ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

1996.10.31 - 2022.11.30.

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