Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete indica )

Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete indica)

Location: Dok Mai Gardens, Chiang Mai, Thailand

See D. h. metarete in Thailand.

5 Comments

  1. Nick Morgan

    Oh wow! What an amazing butterfly. It almost looks as though it has been made up by a child! It must have been a real thrill coming across that. I would love to go to Thailand one day to see some of the butterflies you have posted here.

    1. sylvia

      Nick, yeah, they are amazing. I got of couple of shots of Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete indica) in 2010 or 2011, and then when I saw this guy, I was so excited to get another chance. Unfortunately I got exactly one shot off before he flew. When I got home and looked, turned out he was a different subspecies. I love comparing the differences. I certainly hope you do get to Thailand sometime. It is the butterfly enthusiasts paradise.

  2. Texie Cole Royal

    This is a gorgeous shot. An amazingly colored butterfly but also the composition of the shot is just right.
    As per your comment to Nick about Thailand, I hope that some day you can go to Costa Rica. From what I’ve read they have a wide variety of beautiful, unusual butterflies in the rain forest.

    1. sylvia

      I would love to go to Costa Rica!!! You’re right. It would be a fantastic place to get to see some awesome species. I love the colors in this little guy. They are so sharp and bright and bold.

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