Recent records of the Pale Jezebel Delias sanaca sanaca (Moore, 1857) (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) from Mussoorie hills, western Himalaya, India

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Arun P. Singh


The  west Himalayan sub-species, ‘sanaca’ of the pale jezebel, Delias sanaca sanaca, which is  intermediate between the pale form flavalba, dark fromconfusa, was recently recorded, in  the oak forests adjoining Mussoorie hills of Garhwal  after a gap of  about 8 decades. Observations are presented on the  past records, specimens, morphological features and sexual dimorphism, ecology, seasonality  of the intermediate or normal form of this sub-species sanaca, that is generally overlooked.


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Arun P. Singh, Forest Entomology Division, Forest Research Institute, P.O. New Forest, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248006, India



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