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Psyche Butterfly

Leptosia nina


A small white butterfly with black markings on the wing tips. The underside of the hindwing is faintly marked with green. The sexes are similar. A gentle flyer, seldom flies more than 3 ft above the ground. The caterpilar is pale green and feeds on Fringed Spider flower ( Cleome rutidosperma) . As shown on the photo and video, the female lays eggs on the hostplant.

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Thanks Sachin Zaveri and Kuya Noel.

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Nice photos and video shekainah!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Nice video,,

Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 13, 2012
Submitted on Aug 30, 2012

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