Painted Jezebel

YC Wee
on 22nd January 2018

“It was a simmering day in the mangroves, and a female Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete, family Pieridae) was quenching her thirst at the flowers of Teruntum Merah (Lumnitzera littorea). Her […]

YC Wee
on 19th April 2015

Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete metarete) caterpillars feed close together on leaves of their food plant for about 20 days (above). During this period they undergo five instars to grow to […]

YC Wee
on 11th April 2015

The Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete metarete) is an attractive common butterfly (above). Its host plant is the Malayan Mistletoe (Dendrophthoe pentandra) (below). This semi-parasitic plant grows on the branches of […]

YC Wee
on 1st April 2015

“Triggered by the recent prolonged dry spell, one of the Yellow Saraca (Saraca thaipingensis) in my condo has bloomed profusely (above). “This in turn attracted a steady stream of Painted […]

YC Wee
on 23rd March 2015

I managed to save a pupa of the Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete metarete) attached to a detached leaf of the semi-parasitic mistletoe Dendrophthoe pentandra, its host plant. The leaf was […]

YC Wee
on 14th June 2014

Teo Lee Wei and K documented the female Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete metarete) butterfly laying her eggs on the leaf of its host plant, the Malayan Mistletoe (Dendropthoe pentandra). The […]


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