|Delias hyparete hyparete|
Range: Java, Bali, Lombok, Bawean Island, Madura Island, Kangean Island
1. Greyish apical area of primaries are less uniform2. Almost similar to Delias hyparete metarete but slightly shorter in the wings
1. Black margin near the red submarginal spots are bolder2. Compared to Delias hyparete metarete, the vermillion spots are of similar sizes and do not increase conspicuously in size for the posterior spots
Delias hyparete metarete
2. Chrome-yellow colour is confined to the base and posterior half of the wing; the apical half
3. Development of black narrow margin of the anterior two or three vermillion-red spots
4. Colours are purer and more rich in comparison to the race hierte
|Delias hyparete indica|
Range: Nepal, India to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,
Vietnam, Hainan, S.China.
1. Similar to Delias hyparete metarete but the colour is less dark and the veins are less defined
1. Larger expanse of yellow colouration as compared to Delias hyparete metarete
|Delias hyparete hierte|
Range: Southern China, Hong Kong, Macau
For a more detailed description, see here
1. Black margins to the veins are more diffuse
1. Black margin to the veins are much broader2. Larger expanse of chrome-yellow colouration and not separated from the vermillion-red submarginal spots by black borders3. Vermillion-red spots point inwards and increase in size posteriorly
|Delias hyparete luzonensis|
This species is very variable in its form, depending on its locality. For more information, see here .
Range: Phillipines (Luzon, Mindoro, Mindanao), Taiwan
Malayan representative of Delias hyparete hierte, approaching closest to its northern form, Delias hyparete indica.
1. Darkened apical areas on the dorsal wings with less defined veins
1. Broader black border that surrounds the scarlet submarginal spots
Delias hyparete hyparete
Current depository: Not known
Linnaeus did not give any mention as to the whereabouts of the type specimen in his original description of Delias hyparete
Linnæus, C. (1758). Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. - pp. [1-4], 1-824. Holmiæ. (Salvius).
. Confusingly, Corbet (1949:196) initially wrote in a early review of Linnean butterflies' name, indicating that the type specimen of Delias hyparete, a male from Java, was housed in the Museum of Queen Ludovica Ulrica’s collection, Uppsala (now part of the Zoological Institute of the University of Uppsala)