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Butterflies of temperate Asia
Pale Jezebel
Delias sanaca  MOORE, 1857
Family - PIERIDAE
subfamily - PIERINAE
Tribe -
Delias sanaca Sichuan, China Andrew Neild
Introduction
There are about 225 described species in the genus Delias. The butterflies are popularly known as Jezebels. Most species are gaudily patterned in red, yellow, black and white - the colours serving to advertise their unpalateable nature to would-be predators.
Many of the species are highly localised, being endemic to particular islands in south-east Asia, or restricted to certain mountain ranges, e.g. in New Guinea. Others occupy much broader ecological niches, and are more generally distributed.
Delias sanaca is distributed from Sikkim, Assam and Bhutan to China and Vietnam.
Habitats
To be completed.
Lifecycle
The larval foodplant is mistletoe - Loranthus ( Loranthaceae ).
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

 

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