Delias harpalyce

Imperial Jezebel at Paddys River, ACT

Delias harpalyce at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Feb 2021
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Delias harpalyce 22 Mar 2021 SuziBond
Delias harpalyce 1 Mar 2021 MatthewFrawley

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8 comments

arjay wrote:
   1 Mar 2021
Delias negrina? D. harpalyce has more white. Maybe.
   1 Mar 2021
Interesting you should say that because I did wonder whether it could be a Black Jezebel but convinced myself it was an Imperial Jezebel. Suzi will be the arbiter on that one.
arjay wrote:
   2 Mar 2021
They are very similar. Just checked my book again ... still looks more like nigrina than harpalyce to me. But I am just comparing pictures (rather than knowing what I am talking about). However nice to get a definitive ID that doesn't rely on my (pretty much) total lack of knowledge.
   2 Mar 2021
I'll definitely be interested to see which species she decides that it is. I haven't seen D nigrina before, so that would be a first for me.
arjay wrote:
   3 Mar 2021
Yeah well I am totally confused. My initial comment was based on looking at the images in Common and Waterhouse (1972). This morning I checked photos of a private butterfly collection and this has put doubts in my mind. It is more like one of the harpalyce in that collection than the nigrina. But also almost like a cross between the two. Ouch.
DPRees125 wrote:
   3 Mar 2021
Imperial Jezebel, that one,
SuziBond wrote:
   22 Mar 2021
I agree with David on this one, compare the red line on the hindwing underside to separate them.
   22 Mar 2021
Thanks Suzi.

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  • 28 Feb 2021 12:07 PM Recorded on
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