Delias butterflies of Thailand
This page has been amended to take into account the new book, Butterflies of Thailand, by Pisuth Ek-Amnuay. In this book, he states the D. sanaca atsukoae is a synonym of D. berinda yedanula. He also increased the number of subspecies to be found in the country.
The fauna of Peninsular Thailand differs dramatically from that of the rest of the Country, and the reason for this lies in its geological history. There used to be a sea connection from the Gulf of Thailand to the Indian Ocean around the Isthmus of Kra, just north of Suratthani, and this kept the two fauna apart until about 20,000 years ago.
The area around Chiang Mai, and in particular Doi Inthanon is very rich in Delias.
Delias orphne has been photographed in 2014 by Wachara Sanguansombat in Hama Bala Wildlife Sanctuary (South), a great new addition for Thailand fauna.
The border with Cambodia must be better studied, some species like Delias vietnamensis pequini and possible new Delias ssp. could be found there.
|D. acalis acalis||North, Laos Border, Uncommon|
|D. acalis perakana||Peninsular Thailand, Uncommon|
|D. acalis pyramus||North, Burmese Border, Uncommon|
|D. agoranis||North , Very rare|
|D. agostina agostina||North, Uncommon|
|D. belladonna hedybia||South-East, Common|
|D. belladonna malayana||Peninsular Thailand, Common|
|D. belladonna yukaae||Laos Border, Common|
|D. berinda yedanula||North, Uncommon|
|D. descombesi descombesi||Not Peninsular Thailand ,Common|
|D. descombesi eranthos||Peninsular Thailand, Uncommon|
|D. hyparete indica||North, Common|
|D. hyparete metarete||Peninsular Thailand, Common|
|D. lativitta yunnana||North, Rare|
|D. ninus ninus||Malay Border, Rare|
|D. pasithoe beata||South, Uncommon|
|D. pasithoe parthenope||Peninsular Thailand, Uncommon|
|D. pasithoe pasithoe||North-West, Uncommon|
|D. pasithoe siamensis||North (Omkoi), East (Chantaburi), Rare|
|D. pasithoe thyra||North-East, Uncommon|
|D. patrua shan||North, Rare|
|D. sanaca perspicua||Myanmar/Laos Border, Uncommon|
|D. singhapura singhapura||Malay Border, Rare|
|D. orphne ssp.||Malay Border, (Hala Bala Wildlife Sanctuary) Very rare|
Could be present in Thailand : Delias vietnamensis pequini (in the mountains near the Cambodian border)
Delias pasithoe is one of these splendid Thai Delias. Discover all Thai Delias butterflies by clicking on their species name above.
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