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

by Henk van Mastrigt

Delias dice (Vollenhoven, 1865) (nyse group)

ssp. dice (Vollenhoven, 1865)
nigroapicalis Roepke, 1955
ssp. mitisana Strand, 1916
pictula Strand, 1916
leucana Strand, 1916
ssp. latoclavata Van Eecke, 1924
ssp. latimarginata Joicey & Talbot, 1922
ssp. fulvoflava Rothschild, 1915







STATUS: A widely distributed species in New Guinea with 7 recognized subspecies in total of which 5 occur in Papua. All subspecies with minor differences in pattern.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: ssp. dice: New Guinea: Fakfak, Lobo (Triton Bay); ssp. mitisiana: Waigeo; ssp. latoclavata: Borme, Dabra, Kwerba; ssp. latimarginata: Nabire, Uapa-Topo; ssp. fulvoflava: Avona (Etna Bay), Kepi, Merauke, Timika. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: KSP. Literature (see below).





last updated on 3rd April 2012


Parsons, M., 1999. The butterflies of Papua New Guinea. Their systematics and biology. 736 pp., Academic Press, London.