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Rosenberg’s Painted Jezebel

Delias rosenbergi

Description:

About 7 cm long

Habitat:

Resort garden with plenty of water.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Rosenberg’s Painted Jezebel
Delias rosenbergi Delias Butterflies :: Delias rosenbergi


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15 Comments

JohnTasirin
JohnTasirin 8 years ago

It is in Sulawesi Island of Indonesia and almost at the tip of the northern arm of the island. It separated by Sea and islands with the Mindanao of the Philippines. The photograph is taken in Tomohon City, about 600 m above sea level.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

You're welcome Dave! By the way JohnTasirin, these are gorgeous shots. Good luck with the Sulawesi missions!

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 8 years ago

That delias butterfly link is brilliant. Thankyou Daniele.

Dave

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Martin and bayucca! What's really great is to have an entire site dedicated to Delias butterflies! Wouldn't it be great if this was the case for every genus? :-)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Good job, Daniele, you definitely nailed it. I wasn't sure about the different subspecies of the whole Indonesian archpelago. I think I have once to dive into all these islands...

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Isn't it gorgeous! I think you've nailed it Daniele

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Hello everyone! I've made a suggestion based on the assumption that the Sulawesi location is correct. Delias rosenbergi is in the hyparete group.
http://www.delias-butterflies.com/index....
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/16068...

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

I agree it looks close to Delias hyparete http://fire.deviantart.com/art/Delias-hy...

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

I am pretty sure it is Delias hyparete. Can you tell me a little bit more of the exact location where you found it. I am not familiar with the region. Is it Sulawesi? Give me some other names, please. Provinces or counties?

JohnTasirin
JohnTasirin 8 years ago

I think, I am leaning toward Delias, folicallychalled.

JohnTasirin
JohnTasirin 8 years ago

Yeah. I was lucky. I too love the background. The reddish background is plank of a gutter. I wish I had a better aperture to increase the sharpness of the lower wings.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

subspecies of Delias hyparete ??
http://wanderingbutterflyeffect.files.wo...

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 8 years ago

I have just been researching a very similar butterfly for two hours. It is either delias or prioneris, which is a delias mimic. I am leaning towards the mimic, what do you think?

Dave

Seema
Seema 8 years ago

great shot

Love the background and the butterfly. Great pic!

JohnTasirin
Spotted by
JohnTasirin

Indonesia

Spotted on Jan 5, 2013
Submitted on Jan 10, 2013

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