Delias descombesi eranthos  Fruhstorfer, 1905

Delias descombesi eranthos ♂ Up Delias descombesi eranthos ♂ Un Delias descombesi eranthos ♀ Up Delias descombesi eranthos ♀ Un
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Delias descombesi eranthos ♂ Up Delias descombesi eranthos ♂ Un Delias descombesi eranthos ♀ Up Delias descombesi eranthos ♀ Un
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. ♀, Yala, Thailand.
Delias descombesi eranthos ♀ Up Delias descombesi eranthos ♀ Un Delias descombesi eranthos ♀ Up Delias descombesi eranthos ♀ Un
♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♀, Phetchaburi, Thailand.

ON : Delias descombesi eranthos Fruhstorfer, 1905
OD : Soc. ent. 20(15):113-114.
TL : Perak, Malakka.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
W.Malaysia.
● ssp.descombesi
transition zone of descombesi and eranthos
ssp.eranthos
Delias descombesi eranthos Map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Delias descombesi ; Pendlebury,1923 : 25. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram; Khao Luang)
'Delias descombesi descombesi ; Pinratana,1983 : 8. (Prachuap Khiri Khan) (in part)'
Delias descombesi eranthos ; Pinratana,1983 : 8. not fig. (Trang)
Delias descombesi eranthos ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 134, pl.39, figs.Pi11b♂,♀,♀(Un). (Song Khla; Than To)
Delias descombesi eranthos ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, fig. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2022.08.04)
Delias descombesi eranthos ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 168, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong; Kam Puan; Muang Shone; Than To WF.)
Delias descombesi eranthos ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 134, pl.39, figs.Pi11b♂,♀,♀(Un). (Song Khla; Than To)
Delias descombesi eranthos ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 189-190, figs.Abb.Pi-027-030. (Phang Nga)
Delias descombesi eranthos ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2022- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.08.04)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Phetchaburi : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 5♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Trang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 12♂ 10♀ (incl.photo and photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in montane and secondary forest at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 300 - 1300m). Males form flight paths and are frequentlly found at hilltops.
Although only a few specimens have been examined, the individuals from Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan in the northern part of peninsular Thailand seem to be an intermediate population between the nominotypical subspecies and ssp.eranthos. Further taxonomic study and distributional research are needed.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1905 : Neue Rhopaloceren aus dem indo-australischen Gebiet.
Soc. ent. 20(15):113-114.


Delias descombesi eranthos ♂ Delias descombesi eranthos ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Delias descombesi eranthos ♂+♀ Delias descombesi eranthos ♀
♂+♀ (mating), Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Delias descombesi eranthos ♂ Delias descombesi eranthos ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

1996.10.31 - 2022.08.31.

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