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Painted Jezebel

Delias hyparete luzonensis

Description:

Pieridae; Pierinae; Delias hyparete luzonensis C. & R. Felder 1862. I am not skilled in describing butterflies. So I always hope that the photos give sufficient information. But Philepidoptera always give useful information: "(The Pierinae is a) group of butterflies in the family Pieridae (order Lepidoptera) that are named for their white wings with black marginal markings. The adult butterflies have a wingspan of 37 to 63 mm (1.5 to 2.5 inches). Sexual seasonal dimorphism in pattern and colour occur in many species." https://philippinelepidopt.wixsite.com/b......

Habitat:

This Painted Jezebel was spotted in our front yard visiting Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) in a flowerpot. He seemed to enjoy it so much, the heavy rain shower did not distract him.

Notes:

There is a beautiful picture at - https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/14...

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John B.
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John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 14, 2017
Submitted on May 19, 2022

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