Lethe philesana  Monastyrskii & Devyatkin, 2000

Lethe philesana ♂ Up. Lethe philesana ♂ Un. Lethe philesana ♀ Up. Lethe philesana ♀ Un.
♂, Khammouan, Laos. (photo by H.Onodera) ♀, Khammouan, Laos. (photo by H.Onodera)
Lethe philesana ♂ Up. Lethe philesana ♂ Un. Lethe philesana ♀ Up. Lethe philesana ♀ Un.
♂, Bolikhamxai, Laos. ♀, Bolikhamxai, Laos.
Lethe philesana ♂ genitalia Lethe philesana ♂ genitalia
♂ genitalia, Bolikhamxai, Laos.

ON : Lethe philesana Monastyrskii & Devyatkin, 2000
OD : Atalanta 31(3/4):479, pl.19, figs.1(HT,♂), 2(HT,♂Un),
3(PT,♀), 4(PT,♀Un).
TL : Ba Be, N.Vietnam. (♂, MSU)
Distribution : Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
Lethe philesana map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, 12.Oct.1996. Ba Be, Bac Can, N.Vietnam. (MSU)
Paratypes : 3♂ 3♀, Ba Be, Bac Can, N.Vietnam ; 1♂, Vu Quang, Ha Tinh, C.Vietnam.


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Lethe philesanoides ; Kimura et al.,2016 : 169, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Ban Pha Nok Khao)

[ LAOS ]
Lethe philemon ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 210, pl.92, fig.♂. (Nhahin)
Lethe philemon ; Uémura,2003 : 5, fig.33 map, fig.44♀. (Thakek: Ban Nakon)
Lethe philesana ; Uémura,2006 : 4, fig.15,map.
Lethe philesana ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 48.
Lethe philesanoides ; Inayoshi,2022 : on the WEB, last updated: 2022.03.31. (Bolikhamxai)

[ VIETNAM ]
Lethe philesana ; Monastyrskii,2005 : 64-65, pl.16, figs.1a(HT,♂),1b(HT,♂Un),1c(PT,♀),1d(PT,♀Un). (N: Ba Be / C: Vu Quang)
Lethe philesana ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 23. (N / C)


Specimens Examined

[ LAOS ]
Bolikhamxai : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Khammouan : 2♂ 1♀ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low to moderate elevations.
The record of Lethe philesanoides from Ban Pha Nok Khao, Loei by Kimura et al.,2016 is considered to be Lethe philesana.


Literature

Monastyrskii, A.L. & Devyatkin, A.L.,2000 : New taxa and new records of butterflies from Vietnam (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera).
Atalanta 31(3/4):471-492, col.pls.18-21a


Lethe philesana ♂
♂, Bolikhamxai, Laos. (photo by K.Phongpiyamit)

2006.01.20 - 2022.11.30.

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