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Leptosia nina


The Psyche is a small and delicate butterfly. It is usually seen fluttering feebly, close to the ground, stopping only to feed on flowers. It's favourite flower is the white bloom of the Common Asystasia (Asystasia intrusa). The upperside is white, with a black tipped apex and a black oblong subapical spot. The underside carries greenish lines and streaks.


Commonly seen at the fringes of the forested areas


When observing this feeble flying butterfly, one has to be extremely patient to wait for it to alight to feed on a flower, or to take an occasional rest on a nearby leaf. Though it has a weak flight, it can go on flying for long periods of time without taking a rest stop - butterfly photographers will find it a challenge to take a shot of this butterfly!

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Dirga SP
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Dirga SP

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Mar 8, 2016
Submitted on Mar 8, 2016

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