Leptosia nina (Fabricius, 1793) - Psyche

Subspecies in India

(1) Leptosia nina nina (Fabricius, 1793) – Oriental Psyche
(2) Leptosia nina nicobarica (Doherty, 1886) – Nicobar Psyche

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT111111
Andhra Pradesh111112
Arunachal Pradesh121
Assam3131212212
Bihar1
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh43211
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi110321
Goa1
Gujarat21
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka723213577121113
Kerala3412415638699
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh211
Maharashtra1024986107417332224
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland11
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim21
Tamil Nadu112332
Tripura1111
Uttar Pradesh1122
Uttarakhand2
West Bengal5285113197
Total363427211632242448706465
Capparis (Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis baducca (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis spinosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Capparis zeylanica (Kunte 2006), Crateva adansonii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Crateva religiosa (Robinson et al. 2010; Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Capparaceae). Cleome rutidosperma var. burmannii (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Cleome viscosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Cleomaceae). Azima tetracantha (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Salvadoraceae).
Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Leptosia nina (Fabricius, 1793) – Psyche. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/leptosia-nina, accessed 2022/11/27.