Delias lytaea Godman & Salvin 1878
Subspecies and range of Delias lytaea :
. lytaea - New Britain, Bismarck Islands, PNG
synonym smithi Talbot 1928 (wrongly located from New Georgia)
synonym georgiana Grose-Smith 1895 (wrongly located from New Georgia)
Notes on Delias lytaea :
It is quite rare, especially the female, and not found in many collections.
Delias lytaea has been previously wrongly located in New Ireland (see The Delias of the Bismarck Archipelago, Müller & Wills 2013). Its "sister-species" on New Ireland is Delias laknekei and they are nowadays thought to be parapatric.
ssp. smithi is a locality error.
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