Lestranicus transpectus  (Moore,1879)

Lestranicus transpectus ♂ Up. Lestranicus transpectus ♂ Un. Lestranicus transpectus ♀ Up. Lestranicus transpectus ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Lestranicus transpectus ♂ Up. Lestranicus transpectus ♂ Un. Lestranicus transpectus ♀ Up. Lestranicus transpectus ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Tak, Thailand. ♀, Tak, Thailand.
Lestranicus transpectus ♂ Up. Lestranicus transpectus ♂ Un. Lestranicus transpectus ♀ Up. Lestranicus transpectus ♀ Un.
♂, Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♀, Xamneua, Laos. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Polyommatus transpectus Moore,1879
OD : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1879(1):139.
TL : Khasia hills, E.Bengal. (NHML)



Distribution : N.E.India to Myanmar, Thailand,
Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China.
Lestranicus transpectus map

Synonym

Cyaniris latimargo  Moore,[1884] : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(4):523, pl.48, fig.9.  TL. India. "N.E.Bengal" (NHML)


Type Materials Information

transpectus  ; Lectotype ♂, Khasi Hills. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
latimargo  ; Lectotype ♂, India. "N.E.Bengal" designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Cyaniris transpecta [sic] ; Godfrey,1916 : 135. (Pak Jong)
Lycaenopsis transpecta [sic] ; Godfrey,1930 : 317. (Pak Jong)
Celastrina transpecta [sic] ; Pinratana,1981 : 45, 163, pl.7, fig.14,♂(Un) ; pl.34, fig.2,♂ ; pl.35, fig.1,♂(Un) ; pl.36, figs.16,♀,20,♀(Un). (Chanthaburi / Chiang Mai / Chaiyaphum / Kanchanaburi)
"Lestranicus transpectus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 562, pl.254, figs.L84,♂(Laos),♂(Un,Laos)."
"Lestranicus transpectus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 580, pl.263, figs.L109,♂(Laos),♂(Un,Laos)."
Lestranicus transpectus ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 189, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok / Doi Ang Khaan / Doi Suthep / Phu Khiewo / Kao Soi Dao)

[ LAOS ]
Celastrina transpecta [sic] ssp. ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 70, pl.100, figs.A3,♂,A4,♂(Un). (Vang Vieng / Nam Moh)
Lestranicus transpectus ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 214, pl.109, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Lak Sao / Xiang Khouang)
Lestranicus transpectus ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 51, pl.14, fig.Ly-35,♀,♀(Un). (Phou Samsoum)

[ CAMBODIA ]
Lestranicus transpectus ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 130. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Lycaenopsis transpecta [sic] ; Metaye,1957 : 91. (no loc.)
Lestranicus transpectus ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 42. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; A Luoi)
Lestranicus transpectus ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,[2007] : 53, figs.L-35,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri ; Gung Re)
Lestranicus transpectus ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 51. (N: Bac Can / C: Lam Dong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 10♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂ 1♀ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Houaphan : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lam Dong : 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is not rare in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (alt.500m - 1700m) and is frequently found on the hilltops. Male makes a territory on the trees.

Literature

Moore, F.,1879 : Descriptions of new Asiatic diurnal Lepidoptera.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1879(1):136-144.

Moore, F.,[1884] : Descriptions of new Asiatic Diurnal Lepidoptera.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(4):521-535, pls.48-49.

Lestranicus transpectus ♂ Lestranicus transpectus ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Lestranicus transpectus ♂ Lestranicus transpectus ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Lestranicus transpectus ♂ Lestranicus transpectus ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ (laying egg), Chaiyaphum, Thailand.

1999.06.25 - 2020.11.30.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © Y.Inayoshi.