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

by Henk van Mastrigt

Delias lara (Boisduval, 1836) (hyparete group)

ssp. lara (Boisduval, 1836)
adelphoe Talbot, 1939
cruentata Butler, 1865
intermediata Mitis, 1983
maforensis Rothschild, 1915
oisyme Fruhstorfer, 1910
onca Fruhstorfer, 1910
ssp. hideyoae Nakano, 1995







STATUS: A widely distributed species in the New Guinea area, from Waigeo to the D'Entrecasteaux Islands. In Papua represented by two subspecies, the common ssp. lara and the rare and endemic subspecies on Japen Island, ssp. hideyoae.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: ssp. hideyoae: Japen Island: Waropen; ssp. lara: Waigeo Island; Misool Island; Numfor Island; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Akimuga, Borme, Dabra, Fakfak, Fyria River (Buruway District), Jayapura, Kanggime, Karubaga, Kobakma, Mabilabol, Marina Valen, Merauke, Modio, Ndalir, Sarmi, Senopi, Sentani, Sota, Tamrau Mts., Timika, Uapa-Topo, Wamena, Wapoga. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea, D'Entrecasteaux Islands.

DATA SOURCES: KSP. Literature (see below).







Davenport, C. & H. van Mastrigt, 2008. Revision of Delias mysis (Fabricius, 1775) and closely related species (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Suara Serangga Papua (SUGAPA) 3(2): 15-31.


last updated on 31st March 2012