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Common Name : Psyche
Bengali Name :


Psyche


Scientific Name : Leptosia nina (Fabricius)
Family : PIERIDAE
Wingspan : 20 - 35 mm
Colour : White with black apex and a discal spot on the forewing.
Habit : The Psyche?s flight is extremely weak, fluttering and always close to the ground. Feeds small flowers such as Tridax procumbens, Alternanthera etc. Very rarely visits wet soil.
Larval Host Plants : Capparis zeylanica, Capparis spinosa, Cleome viscosa, Crateva adansoni
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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