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    Default Requesting ID keys for Delias sp

    Dear Dr. Seow,

    I request you to kindly provide the ID keys to differentiate between Delias sanaca, berinda, belladonna and any other similar looking species in SE Asia.

    I am attaching two species which I have.

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    Regards
    Aomoa

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    1. Delias berinda berinda.

    2. Delias belladonna ithiela. Correction: D. belladonna lugens.
    Last edited by Psyche; 20-Sep-2022 at 09:08 PM.

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    Delias belladonna.

    HW with large rounded yellow basal spot 7.
    HW cellspot short, rounded or oval.
    Ssp ithiela with reduced yellow tornal spots.
    Ssp lugens without tornal yellow spots.

    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/pie/20270001.html
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/delias-belladonna
    Last edited by Psyche; Yesterday at 06:36 AM.

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    The other three have HW basal spot 7 pointed & cellspot elliptic.

    Delias berinda berinda.
    HW basal spot 7 large, with outer margin bluntly or diffusely pointed.
    FW cellstreak short with a cellend spot.
    Norminate ssp in India without tornal yellow spots.
    HW submarginal spots small.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/delias-berinda


    Delias sanaca bhutya.
    HW basal spot 7 sharply pointed.
    FW with short cell streak & a cellend spot.
    HW with large yellow tornal spots & submarginal spots tend to be large & joining these.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/delias-sanaca
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/pie/20230010.html


    Delias lativitta parva.
    FW cell with a long narrow streak.
    HW basal spot 7 sharply pointed.
    HW submarginal spots decreasing in size downwards & usually separated from the tornal yellow spots.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/delias-lativitta
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/pie/20190020.html



    TL Seow:Cheers.

    Delias patrua. Myanmar Indochina.
    Similar to D. lativitta.
    FW with a narrow cell streak.
    FW submarginal spot at tornus small.
    HW submarginal spots mostly large, especially UpH tornus.
    UpH basal yellow spot 7 much reduced & may be obscure.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/pie/20170010.html
    Last edited by Psyche; Yesterday at 06:38 AM.

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    Thanks a lot Dr. Seow.

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    Correction.

    2. The correct subspecies in your area is D. belladonna lugens.

    It also lacks the tornal yellow marks.

    TL Seow: Cheers.

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