Delias lytaea  Godman & Salvin 1878 red.png

Subspecies and range of Delias lytaea :

No subspecies

. 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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