Delias rosenbergi Snellen van Vollenhoven 1865
Tondano, Minahasa Highlands
N-E Sulawesi, Indonesia on 18 May 2012
Picture by Nelson Ong
Subspecies and range of Delias rosenbergi :
. rosenbergi Snellen van Vollenhoven 1865 - North Sulawesi & Peleng island, Indonesia
. chrysoleuca Mitis 1893 - South Sulawesi
. saleyerana Rothschild 1915 - Saleyer island, Indonesia
. munaensis Nakano 1988 - Muna island, Indonesia
Notes on Delias rosenbergi :
This species represents Delias hyparete in Sulawesi and surrounding islands. It may be recognised by the darkened base of the underside hindwing and the dark forewing.
In the munaensis subspecies, the red colour is missing.
In Kabaena island, which is South of Sulawesi and West of Muna island, you have a mixed population with some specimens looking like ssp. munaensis and some like classic rosenbergi.
Group hyparete species :