Lethe philesanoides  Monastyrskii & Devyatkin, 2003

ON : Lethe philesanoides Monastyrskii & Devyatkin, 2003
OD : Atalanta 34(1/2):82-84, Pl.4, figs.1(♂),2(♂,Un),3(♀).
TL : Cat Ba, N.Vietnam. (ALM)
Distribution : N.Vietnam.
Lethe philesanoides map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 1.Jun.2001. Cat Ba, Hai Phong, N.Vietnam. A.L.Monastyrskii leg (MSU)
Paratypes : 1♂, Cat Ba, N.Vietnam ; 1♂ 1♀, Huu Lien, Lang Son, N.Vietnam. (NHML ; MSU)

Records taken from Literature

Lethe philesanoides ; Luong et al.,2004 : 4, 47, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Lethe philesanoides ; Monastyrskii,2005 : 65-66, pl.16, figs.2a(PT,♂),2b(PT,♂Un),2c(PT,♀),2d(PT,♀Un). (N: Huu Lien; Cat Ba; Cuc Phuong)
Lethe philesanoides ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 23. (N: Lang Son; Ninh Binh)


There are 2 records of this taxon from Thailand so far. One was Morishita,1994 from Me-swai [Mae Sai, Chiang Rai] and another was Kimura et al.,2016 from Ban Pha Nok Khao, Loei. However the record of Morishita,1994 is thought to be Lethe mataja due to an erroneous locality (see Satyrinae - Addendum), and the record of Kimura et al.,2016 is considered to be Lethe philesana. Moreover, I recorded it from Laos, but it was a misidentification of Lethe philesana. Therefore, this taxon has not been found in Thailand and Laos until now.


Monastyrskii, A.L. & Devyatkin, A.L.,2003 : New taxa and new records of butterflies from Vietnam, 2 (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera)
Atalanta 34(1/2):75-109, 5 col.pls.

2006.01.20 - 2022.11.30.

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