Lethe kansa  (Moore, 1857)

Lethe kansa ♂ Up. Lethe kansa ♂ Un. Lethe kansa ♀ Up. Lethe kansa ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Lethe kansa ♂ Up. Lethe kansa ♂ Un. Lethe kansa ♀ Up. Lethe kansa ♀ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Lethe kansa ♂ Up. Lethe kansa ♂ Un. Lethe kansa ♂ Up. Lethe kansa ♂ Un.
♂, Phrae, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Lethe kansa ♂ Up. Lethe kansa ♂ Un. Lethe kansa ♂ Up. Lethe kansa ♂ Un.
♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. ♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

ON : Debis kansa Moore, 1857
OD : in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Co. (1):220.
TL : Darjeeling. (NHML)
Distribution : Kumaon to Assam, Myanmer, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,
Vietnam, S.Yunnan, Hainan.
Lethe kansa map

Synonyms

Lethe kansa zeugitana Fruhstorfer, 1911 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:318. TL. Assam.
Lethe kansa vaga Fruhstorfer, 1911 : in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 9:318-319. TL. Tandong, Tenasserim.


Type Material Information

kansa ; Syntype ♂, Rh2614, Darjiling. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Lethe kansa ; Godfrey,1927 : 121. (N)
Lethe kansa ; Godfrey,1930 : 246.
Lethe kansa vaga ; Pinratana,1988 : 14, pl.14, figs.27,♂,♀,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai; Loei; Chaiyaphum)
Lethe kansa kansa ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 248, pl.96, figs.S30,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao)
Lethe kansa kansa ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 248, pl.96, figs.N66,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀,♀(Un). (Chiang Dao)
Lethe kansa kansa ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai; Nakhon Nayok) (accessed: 2022.02.24)
Lethe kansa vaga ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 172, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Par Hom Pok; Doi Phui; Doi Suthep; Doi Inthanon; Doi Pa Chang; Phu Kradung; Phu Khiewo)

[ LAOS ]
Lethe kansa f.vaga ; Dubois & Vitalis de Salvaza,1924 : 29. (Lak-Nam; Sala-Pak-Konh-Keng)
Lethe kansa vaga ; Masui & Uehara,1994 : 5, figs.13,♂,♂(Un). (Xiang Khouang)
Lethe kansa vaga ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 210, pl.90, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Oudomxay; Xiang Khouang)
Lethe kansa vaga ; Uémura,2003 : 3, fig.22,map. (Phong Saly; Xam Neua; Xiang Khouang)
Lethe kansa vaga ; Uémura,2006 : 3, fig.9,map. (Ban Namnian)
Lethe kansa kansa ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 48.

[ CAMBODIA ]
Lethe kansa vaga ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 128. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Lethe kansa vaga ; Monastyrskii,2005 : 54, pl.12, figs.3a♂,3b♂(Un). (N: Hoang Lien; Tam Dao; Ba Vi / C: Kon Ka Kinh; Kon Plong)
Lethe kansa vaga ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006c : 31, figs.S-12,♂,♀. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Gung Re)
Lethe kansa vaga ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 22. (N / C)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 10♂ 8♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 2♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phrae : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 4♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 2♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 1♂ (photo by S.Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Nayok : 2♂ (photo by M.Hayashi & S.Sophonviwatkul).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Luang Prabang : 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Oudomxai : 2♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lam Dong : 3♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is common in montane and secondary forest at low to high elevations (alt.250m - 1600m). Males are territorial on shrubs.


Literature

Horsfield, T. & Moore, F.,1857, [1858] :
A catalogue of the Lepidopterous Insects in the Museum of the Honourable East-India Company. Vol.1.
London. East India Co.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1911 : 4. Familie: Satyridae in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9
313-320. (25.Apr.1911)

Evans, W.H.,1932 : The Identification of Indian Butterflies (edn. 2)
Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., Madras : iii-x,1-454, pl.1-32.


Lethe kansa ♂ Lethe kansa ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Lethe kansa ♂ Lethe kansa ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. (photo by M.Hayashi)

1998.12.18 - 2022.02.28.

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