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

by Henk van Mastrigt

Delias rileyi Joicey & Talbot, 1922 (stresemani group)

ssp. rileyi Joicey & Talbot, 1922
ssp. yofona Schröder & Treadaway, 1982
erici Gotts & Ginn, 2005
ssp. nishizawai Van Mastrigt & Sibatani, 1991

endemic species!







STATUS: An endemic species in Papua from the Central Mountain Range. The different subspecies follow either northern or southern streams very strictly and have a parasympatric (separated) distribution, which is not clearly defined on the map.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: ssp. rileyi: Kamu, Magoda, Modio, Weyland Mts; ssp. yofona: Lake Habbema, Homeyo, Kanggime, Korupun, Mpenduma, Musatfak, Tembagapura, Tiom, Tuguwai, Welesi; ssp. nishizawai: Ilaga, Ilu, Kembruk, Mulia, Sinak. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: KSP. Literature (see below)





last updated on 7th October 2013


Mastrigt, H. van, 2013. A review of Delias rileyi (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) in Papua, Indonesia. SUGAPA 8(1): 17-39.