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Delias hyparete hyparete
Range: Java, Bali, Lombok, Bawean Island, Madura Island, Kangean Island
Distinguishing features:
Upperside:
1. Greyish apical area of primaries are less uniform2. Almost similar to Delias hyparete metarete but slightly shorter in the wings
Underside:
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
Dorsal and ventral views of the wings of the nominate race Delias hyparete hyparete. (Source: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University)

Delias hyparete metarete
Range: Southern Burma, Peninsular Malaya, Singapore, Thailand
Malayan representative of Delias hyparete hierte, approaching closest to its northern form, Delias hyparete indica.
Distinguishing features:
Upperside:
1. More uniformly grey apical area on the upperside of the dorsal wings
Underside:
1. More sharply defined limitation of the basal yellow area on the underside of its hindwings

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

Dorsal and ventral views of the wings of the race Delias hyparete metarete. Credit: Dr. Andrey Zheludev (Permission obtained)
Delias hyparete indica
Range: Nepal, India to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, 

Vietnam, Hainan, S.China.

Distinguishing features:
Upperside:
1. Similar to Delias hyparete metarete but the colour is less dark and the veins are less defined
Underside:
1. Larger expanse of yellow colouration as compared to Delias hyparete metarete
Dorsal and ventral views of the wings of the race Delias hyparete indica. Credit: Dr. Andrey Zheludev (Permission obtained)
Delias hyparete hierte
Range: Southern China, Hong Kong, Macau

For a more detailed description, see here

Distinguishing feature:
Upperside:
1. Black margins to the veins are more diffuse
Underside:
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
Dorsal and ventral views of the wings of the race Delias hyparete hierte. (Source: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University)
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.
Distinguishing feature:
Upperside:
1. Darkened apical areas on the dorsal wings with less defined veins
Underside:

1. Broader black border that surrounds the scarlet submarginal spots
Dorsal and ventral views of the wings of the race Delias hyparete luzonensis. (Source: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University)

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Delias hyparete hyparete

Status: Syntype(s)
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

Footnote Macro

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)

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