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Subspecies and range of Delias abrophora :

- abrophora Roepke 1955 - Paniai Lake, Papua

bugebu van Mastrigt 1995 - Homeyo, Papua

okbibab van Mastrigt 1995 - Okbibab,Star Mtns, Papua


delias abrophora


Notes on Delias abrophora :

A beautiful small species, closely allied to Delias sagessa.

It differs from D.sagessa through the greatly reduced black markings on both wings, with the yellow/cream markings on the underside hindwing correspondingly enlarged, and also larger red spots.

 D.a.bugebu differs from the nominate form by having slightly reduced black borders on the upper & undersides of the forewing and on the underside of the hindwing, and D.a.okbibab is whiter on the underside of the forewing and smaller red spots on the underside hindwing.

The female of subspecies D.a.okbibab is currently unknown.