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The Whites (Lepidoptera: Pieridae, Pierinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Henk van Mastrigt

Delias argenthona (Fabricius, 1793) - Scarlet Jezabel (hyparete group)

ssp. balli Hulstaert, 1923







STATUS: Subspecies balli is endemic in Merauke area. In New Guinea it is probably a relict of the Ice Age Period; the major distribution area of the species is in North and East Australia.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Buti Payum, Ndalir, Rawa Biru, Salor (Merauke area). Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: North and East Australia.

DATA SOURCES: KSP. Literature (see below).







Parsons, M., 1998. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea. Their systematics and biology: 736 pp., 136 colour plates, 26 bw plates with genitalia. Academic Press, San Diego, London, Boston, New York, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto.



last updated on 26th February 2012