The Papua Insects Foundation
The Whites (Lepidoptera: Pieridae, Pierinae) of Papua Indonesia
by Henk van Mastrigt
Delias kristianiae Van Mastrigt, 2006 (bornemanni group)
STATUS: Recently discovered during the Foja Expedition in 2005. The species is named in honour of Mrs. Kristiani Herawati, Indonesia’s first lady, to honour and to support the Indonesian President, Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his efforts to save the Indonesian forest and to protect it against illegal logging, especially in Papua. The holotype has been depicted on an Indonesian stamp (see picture).
PAPUA LOCALITIES: Foja Mts. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: none.
DATA SOURCES: MZB.
last updated on 9th May 2014