Delias ligata Jordan 1904
Delias ligata interpolata male
Baliem Valley, July 2016
Picture by Hiro Takenouchi
Subspecies and range of Delias ligata :
. ligata Jordan 1904 - Central Highlands, Papua New Guinea
. weylandensis Joicey & Talbot 1922 - Weyland Mts, Papua
. dealbata Talbot 1928 - Arfak Mountains, Papua
. interpolata Roepke 1955 - Mt Sigi, Baliem & Pass Valley, Papua
Notes on Delias ligata :
This species occurs with Delias kummeri, though it is also found in the Weyland Mountains, where kummeri is absent. The only real difference in the pattern is in the red/black submarginal line on the underside of the hind wing which is continuous in this species, but broken in kummeri. Structural differences also occur with the valve and scent-scale.
This is by far the commoner of the species.
Group kummeri species :