Delias elongatus    Kenrick 1911

Subspecies :                          No subspecies


Delias elongatus
Arfak Mts
Picture by Pingchung Lee

Wingspan : 52-55 mm                    
Range        :  elongatus - Arfak Mtns, Irian Jaya                  
Notes         :
  This species is thought to be, perhaps, a transition to the albertisi Group.

It differs from all other members of this group by having the upperside of the forewing black, with a row of white subapical and terminal spots.

The female form D.elongatus f.anggi has a creamish colouring on the hindwing, the normal colouring being white.

It used to be considered very rare, found in very few collections, but this species appears to be found more regularly nowadays.