Callenya lenya lenya  (Evans, 1932)

Callenya lenya lenya ♂ Up. Callenya lenya lenya ♂ Un. Callenya lenya lenya ♀ Up. Callenya lenya lenya ♀ Un.
♂, Ranong, Thailand. ♀, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Callenya lenya lenya ♂ Up. Callenya lenya lenya ♂ Un. Callenya lenya lenya ♀ Up. Callenya lenya lenya ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♀, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Lycaenopsis chelaka lenya Evans, 1932
OD : Ident. Indian Butts. (2nd ed.) :222.
TL : Burma. (NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
W.Malaysia, Borneo.
Callenya lenya lenya map


Celastrina melaena cowani Corbet, 1940 : Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)9(1):1-2. TL. Malay Pen. (NHML)

Type Materials Information

lenya ; Lectotype ♀, Lenya Valley, Burma. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
cowani ; Holotype ♂, Johore, 36 miles N.W. of Johore Bharu, Malay Pen. 27.Feb.1938. C.F.Cowan. (NHML)

Records taken from Literature

Callenya lenya ; Ek-Amnuay et al.,2007 : 4, figs.L86,♂,♀. (Ranong: Hat Supin; Surat Thani: Kao Poh Ta)
Callenya lenya lenya ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 582, pl.263, figs.L111,♂,♀,♀(Un). (Than To)
Callenya lenya lenya ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 191, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Muang Shone; Kao Poh Ta; Kam Puang; Khlong Naka)
Callenya lenya lenya ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2021- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2021.04.17)

Specimens Examined

Ranong : 1♂ 8♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 4♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


The butterfly is not rare in montane forests at low to moderate elevations (Alt. 30 - 1300m). Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.


Evans, W.H.,1932 : The identification of Indian butterflies. second edition revised.
Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., Madras : 10+454pp, 32 pls, 9f.

Corbet, A.S.,1940 : Observations on Species of Lycaenidae from the Malay Peninsula (Lepid.,Rhop.).
Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)9(1):1-6, 7 figs.

Callenya lenya lenya ♂ Callenya lenya lenya ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan) ♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

1999.06.25 - 2023.03.31.

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