Delias agostina agostina  (Hewitson, [1852])

Delias agostina agostina ♂ Up Delias agostina agostina ♂ Un Delias agostina agostina ♀ Up Delias agostina agostina ♀ Un
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Delias agostina agostina ♂ Up Delias agostina agostina ♂ Un Delias agostina agostina ♀ Up Delias agostina agostina ♀ Un
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

ON : Pieris agostina Hewitson, [1852]
OD : Ill. exot. Butts. 1(3):[5], pl.3, figs.1,2. (Pieris I)
TL : East India. (NHML)
Distribution : Sikkim to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos,
N.Vietnam, S.China.
● ssp.agostina
ssp.annamitica
Delias agostina agostina Map

Synonyms

Pieris nesba Lucas,1852 : Revue Mag. Zool. (2)4:324. TL. China.
Delias agostina infumata Fruhstorfer,1902 : Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 15(1):174-175. TL. Tandong, Tenasserim. (NHML)
Delias agostina orita Fruhstorfer,1910 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde.9:183. TL. Tonkin. (NHML)


Type Materials Information

agostina ; ♂, Type (red), India. (NHML, examined)
infumata ; ♀, Type (red), Tandong, Tenasserim. mai, H.Fruhstorfer. (NHML, examined)
orita ; ♀, Type (red), Indochina, H.Fruhstorfer. (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Delias agostina ssp. ; Godfrey,1916 : 113. (Prae: Me Song Forest)
Delias agostina ; Godfrey,1930 : 221. (Khun Than; Prae: Me Song forest; W: Pan Yao)
Delias agostina agostina ; Pinratana,1983 : 9, pl.7, figs.12,♂,♀,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Prae)
Delias agostina agostina ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 134, pl.39, figs.Pi12,♂,♂(Un)♂,♀,♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Mae Sariang)
Delias agostina agostina ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 169, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Suthep; Doi Inthanon; Maethro; Khun Lao Village)
Delias agostina agostina ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 134, pl.39, figs.Pi12,♂,♂(Un)♂,♀,♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Mae Sariang)

[ LAOS ]
Delias agostina f.agostina ; Dubois & Vitalis,1921 : 17. (Laos)
Delias agostina f.infumata ; Dubois & Vitalis,1921 : 17. (Laos)
Delias agostina agostina ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 49 pl.16 figs.3♂,4♂(Un). (Nam Moh)
Delias agostina agostina ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 202, pl.31, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀. (Oudomxay; Boun Neua)
Delias agostina orita ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 202. (list only.)
Delias agostina agostina ; Onodera,2009b : 35-36, fig.24,♂. (Xieng Kouang: Muang Kham)
Delias agostina agostina ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 42.
Delias agostina orita ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 42.

[ VIETNAM ]
Delias agostina f.♀orita ; Dubois & Vitalis,1921 : 17. (Tonkin)
Delias agostina orita ; Metaye,1957 : 84. (N)
Delias agostina orita ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 15. (N)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 10♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Rai : 1♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 12♂ 10♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 8♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 4♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Loei : 1♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xiang Khouang : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (Alt. 800 - 1600m). Both sexes visit flowers and males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.


Literature

Hewitson, W.C.,[1852-1856] :
Illustrations of new species of exotic Butterflies, selected chiefly from the Collections of W.Wilson Saunders and William C. Hewitson.
1:v + [124]pp, 60 pls. Van Voorst, London.

Lucas, P.H.,1852 :
Description de nouvelles especes de Lepidopteres appartenant aux collections entomologiques du Musee de Paris.
(Quantrieme decade, Cinquieme decade, Sixieme Decade).
Revue Mag. Zool. (2)4(3):128-141; (4):189-198; (6):290-300; (7):324-343; (9):422-432.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1902 : Neue Lepidopteren aus dem Indo-Malayischen Gebiet.
Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 15(1):169-178.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1910 : 2. Familie: Pieridae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
177-190. (20.May.1910)


Delias agostina agostina ♂ Delias agostina agostina ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Delias agostina agostina ♂ Delias agostina agostina ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Delias agostina agostina ♂ Delias agostina agostina ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1996.10.31 - 2022.08.31.

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