Delias campbelli  Joicey & Talbot 1922 yellow.png

Subspecies and range of Delias campbelli :

. campbelli Joicey & Talbot 1922 - Weyland Mts, Papua

. microleuca Roepke 1955 - Idenburg River, Papua

           f.subflavescens Roepke 1955

dentatus Yagishita 1993 - Kerowagi, Papua New Guinea

cyclops van Mastrigt 1995 - Mt Cyclop, Papua

          (synonym maria Toxopeus 1937)




Notes on Delias campbelli :

In this gorgeous species, the black ground colour extends over the entire hind wing with the exception of a small white apical patch and occasional white dusting in the upper part of the cell.
D.c.cyclops was originally described by Toxopeus in 1937 as D.c.maria, and it is surprising that Yagishita fails to mention it in his work. However, maria is pre-occupied by Delias mariae J&T 1916, and Mastrigt has therefore proposed the new name in recognition of the area where it is to be found.

Original Description: Joicey & Talbot - Bull. Hill Mus. i, pt 2 - 1922. "Male: Upperside almost as in hapalina, the distal black on the fore wing broader apically, and with a straight edge from vein 2 to 6.

Underside of fore wing with subapical yellow spots as in hapalina, and distal black area as on the upperside. Hind wing black. A subbasal stripe of lemon colour (iv) larger than in hapalina. An apico-costal triangular white patch between vein 6 and the margin, bordered heavily with red on the inner edge. A little distad of the red edging to the white patch is a thin red line from vein 6 to 1b, curved outwards to vein 5, inwards to vein 2, and downwards to 1b.

Female: Upperside of fore wing with much broader black, reaching end of cell, or with a little white powdering outside in the cell. Hind wing with broad black outer margin intermixed with white scaling and inner edge nebulous.

Underside of forewing as above. Yellow subapical spots as in male. Hind wing as in male, but the apical white patch reduced on its lower edge, and more or less powdered with black."