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Leptosia nina (Fabricius, 1793) – Psyche

Subspecies in India:

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

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
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.

Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., M. Bhakare & Manoj P. 2021. Leptosia nina (Fabricius, 1793) – Psyche. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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