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This article is about a genus of butterflies. For the clothing company, see DELiA*s.
Temporal range: Miocene-Recent, Inferred from molecular phylogeny
Delias descombesi MHNT (3).jpg
Delias descombesi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Delias
Hübner, [1819]
  • Cathaemia Hübner, [1819]
  • Symmachlas Hübner, [1821]
  • Harpanota Swainson, 1851
  • Thyca Wallengren, 1858
  • Piccarda Grote, 1900

Delias is a genus of butterflies. There are about 250 species of Delias, found in South Asia and Australia. Delias is considered to have its evolutionary origins in the Australian region.[1]



  1. ^ Braby, M.F. and N.E. Pierce. 2006. Systematics, biogeography and diversification of the Indo-Australian genus Delias Hübner (Lepidoptera: Pieridae): phylogenetic evidence supports an ‘out-of-Australia’ origin. Systematic Entomology (2007), 32

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