Painted Jezebel Delias hyparete indica

Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete indica)

Location: Dok Mai Gardens, Chiang Mai, Thailand

See D. h. metarete in Thailand.


  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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