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Common Jezebel

Delias eucharis

Description:

The common Jezebel is one of the most common of the approximately 225 described species in the genus Delias. The wingspan of both males and females ranges from 6.5 to 8.5 cm.

Habitat:

Temperate hill forests, 2300 metre.

Notes:

It has bright colouration to indicate the fact that it is unpalatable due to toxins accumulated by the larvae from the host plants. Like other unpalatable butterflies the common Jezebel is mimicked by Prioneris sita, the painted sawtooth. The common Jezebel can be distinguished by the shape of the orange red spots on the hindwing. In the painted sawtooth these spots are very squarish whereas in the common Jezebel they are more arrow head shaped. The painted sawtooth also flies faster and will also mudpuddle.

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2 Comments

i_munasinghe
i_munasinghe 8 months ago

Great information and beautiful I spotting Tsang!!!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 8 months ago

Hello Tsang,
Welcome to Project Noah. This is a site dedicated to wildlife; so you can share photos that you have taken of wildlife and engage with the PN community. Please do not take photos from the Internet or from others without permission. Please also try not to post photos of your pets or other domesticated animals.
You have a nice first spotting. Do write something in all the boxes especially where you saw it (Habitat) not just what books say about its range. Your notes are very nice.
If you do not know the name of the species you may submit later, I am sure someone will be around soon to help you ID the spotting. In case you agree with the suggestion, you can use the Edit this Spotting Option to fill in the boxes and complete the spotting.
Enjoy the site. Keep posting. Have fun. See you around.

Tsang Po
Spotted by
Tsang Po

Sikkim, India

Spotted on Jun 20, 2020
Submitted on Jun 25, 2020

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