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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.

Habitat:

The lower ranges of the Himalayas from Mussoorie to Sikkim; Central, Western and Southern India, but not in the desert-tracts; Ceylon; Assam; Burma and Tenasserim; extending to China and the Malayan region.

Notes:

Unpublished MS of de Niceville gives it the common name of "wandering snowflake".

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5 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Hi kadavoor.. I think that second picture is really a knockout... maybe should be #1.

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

Good pics!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

great photos!

kadavoor
kadavoor 10 years ago

Hope the problem is fixed.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Hi kadavoor...
Please reload first picture. It is not not viewing.

kadavoor
Spotted by
kadavoor

Kerala, India

Spotted on Dec 16, 2010
Submitted on Jan 30, 2012

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