Delias rosamontana Roepke 1955
Delias rosamontana rosamontana male
5 July 2016
Picture by Hiro Takenouchi
Subspecies and range of Delias rosamontana :
. rosamontana Roepke 1955 - Snow Mtns, Papua
. osadai Yagishita 1993 - Ilu, Central Mts., Papua
. tanakaorum Morita 1996 - Magoda, Weyland Mtns, Papua
. timur van Mastrigt 2003 - Korupun, Papua
Notes on Delias rosamontana :
Very similar in pattern to Delias leucias, this species is to be distinguished by the the shape of the red markings on the sub-anal patch, which is longer and thinner in D.rosamontana.
Some ssp are also pinker than leucias but be careful, it is not the case of all ssp.
Group weiskei species :