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Psyche

Leptosia nina

Description:

The Psyche (Leptosia nina) is a small butterfly of the family Pieridae (the Sulphurs, Yellows and whites) and is found in Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. The upper forewing has a black spot on a mainly white background. The flight is weak and erratic and the body of the butterfly bobs up and down as it beats its wings. They fly low over the grass and the butterfly rarely leaves the ground level.

Notes:

a small white butterfly about 3-4cm in length with about 5cm wingspan. spotted in the office garden.


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10 Comments

IanMichaelIleto
IanMichaelIleto 8 years ago

Thank you MickGrant.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Welcome..!!

MickGrant
MickGrant 8 years ago

Very detailed photos - good job.

IanMichaelIleto
IanMichaelIleto 8 years ago

Thanks Dangermouse!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 8 years ago

Very beautiful photo, great spotting!

IanMichaelIleto
IanMichaelIleto 8 years ago

Well I did follow it around for about ten minutes until it got tired and finally allowed me to be close enough to take the pics with my phone cam ^_^ Thanks for wonderful help and comments Ashish!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Ian this should be star on Project Noah... I still like to keep watching this very cool spotting..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Really great picture you have taken. So it was so easy to suggest... :)

IanMichaelIleto
IanMichaelIleto 8 years ago

Thank you for the headstart Ashish, I think I found the right one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptosia_ni...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Like small white.

IanMichaelIleto
Spotted by
IanMichaelIleto

Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines

Lat: 14.65, Long: 121.04

Spotted on Aug 9, 2011
Submitted on Aug 20, 2011

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