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Protantigius superans (Oberthur, 1914)

Имаго  (Protantigius superans)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Lycaenidae subfamily Theclinae tribe Theclini genus Protantigius → species Protantigius superans

Species name(s)

Protantigius superans (Oberthur, 1914) = Drina superans Oberthür, 1914.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

19—23 mm.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Имаго  (Protantigius superans)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • The wings are black on top, sometimes with a bluish submarginal spots. Bottom wings silvery white with a narrow 2-3 transverse stripes and discal stroke. The length of the forewings of males 19-22, females 20-23. [130]. Yuri Semejkin.


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: Seaside. [3]. Peter Khramov.


  • Mid-July to mid-September. [130]. Yuri Semejkin.

Larva food plants

  • Caterpillars on Populus davidiana [130]. Yuri Semejkin.

Subspecies Protantigius superans


Photos: Irina Nikulina, Evgeny Komarov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Yuri Semejkin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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29.01.2014 16:15, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Zoogeographical regions: No formalized data → Palaearctic. Forewing length: No formalized data → 19—23 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → July, August, September.

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