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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.
Temperate hill forests, 2300 metre.
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.
Spotted on Jun 20, 2020
Submitted on Jun 25, 2020