Delias eschatia Joicey & Talbot 1923 green.png

Subspecies and range of Delias eschatia :

No subspecies

eschatia - Buru island, Indonesia




Notes on Delias eschatia

Similar to Delias vidua, this species lacks the yellow markings on the forewing verso.

Original description (revised 1924): Joicey & Talbot - Entomologist lvi 1923: Male: "Upperside white. Fore wing with costa narrowly black, but broadening towards the black apex. Four small white subapical spots contingent upon the white area. Hind wing white but with dark underside showing through. Outer margin with a thin black line and black fringe. A narrow marginal border of black dusting. Underside of forewing white, with broader costal and apical fuscous than above. Four yellowish-white subapical spots. Base dusted with yellow. Hind wing fuscous. Cellule 8 dusted with yellow, also the inner margin. A submarginal row of six dark yellow spots.

Female: Upperside of fore wing white. A broad costal and apical black area with five white subapical spots. Hind wing grey-white with a broad black outer margin, narrowing posteriorly. Underside as in male, but fore wing with broader apical black and larger spots."