Delias descombesi eranthos

Fruhstorfer 1905 - Red-Spot Jezebel

A single specimen was captured by Masashi Maruyama in May 1989. Its presence on the Island is a mystery, as the nearest known location for this species is on Khao Luang (c1000m), in Nakhon Sri Thammarat Province, about 150km. away. It has not been recorded since, and may simply have been a wind-blown vagrant.

Flight Period



65 - 80mm.

Early Stages

Fully known. Detailed life history information is available from the following resources. S Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume 1, Page 300.

Larval Foodplant

Helixanthera cylindrica and Loranthus pentandra (both Loranthaceae)


Highlands of Peninsular Thailand and West Malaysia. Other subspecies found from India through northern Thailand to China.