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

by Henk van Mastrigt

Delias enniana (Oberthür, 1880) (isse group)

ssp. enniana (Oberthür, 1880)
ssp. obsoleta Rothschild, 1915
ssp. contracta Talbot, 1928
ssp. kapaura Rothschild, 1915
ssp. majoripuncta Joicey & Talbot, 1922
ssp. reducta Rothschild, 1915
ssp. hidehitoi Morita, 2003







STATUS: Widely distributed in New Guinea with about eight recognized subspecies and probably more yet to be described. In Papua New Guinea ssp. eceicei Joicey & Talbot, 1916 (not in Papua) and also ssp. reducta are represented, all others occur in Papua only.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: ssp. enniana: New Guinea: Andai, Arfak Mts., Senopi, Sorong; ssp. contracta: Waigeo Island; ssp. hidehitoi: Salawati Island; ssp. majoripuncta: Numfor Island; ssp. nov.: Japen Island; ssp. obsoleta: Misool Island; ssp. kapaura: New Guinea: Fakfak; ssp. reducta: New Guinea: Akimuga, Timika. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: KSP. Delias of the world (





last updated on 6th April 2012