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Illustration accompanying the original description of Protantigius superans, 2155 female, 2156 male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Protantigius
Shirôzu & Yamamoto, 1956
Species: P. superans
Binomial name
Protantigius superans
(Oberthür, 1914)
  • Drina superans Oberthür, 1914
  • Zephyrus ginzii Seok, 1936
  • Protantigius pugatshuki (Kurentzov, 1970)

Protantigius is a monotypic butterfly genus in the family Lycaenidae. [1] Its single species is Protantigius superans found in the Russian Far East (Primorye), north-eastern and central China and on the Korean Peninsula.

The habitat consists of gaps, stream bottomlands and edges of deciduous forests.

Adults are on wing from mid-July to mid-August.

The larvae possibly feed on Fraxinus rhynchophylla, Alunus hirsuta, Populus koreana and/or Salix species.


  • Protantigius superans superans
  • Protantigius superans ginzii (Seok, 1936) (southern Primorye, Korea)


  1. ^ "Protantigius Shirôzu & Yamamoto, 1956" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms