Leptosia nina nina

Fruhstorfer 1910 - The Psyche

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

This species is a very dainty flyer, which rarely stays still. It likes to keep in the undergrowth, near the ground and can be found throughout the Islands. This is the smallest of the Thai Pieridae.

Flight Period



35 - 65mm

Early Stages

Fully known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resource: ButterflyCircle Blog (courtesy of Dr. Horace Tan.)

Larval Foodplant

Various species of Crateva (Capparidaeceae)


Thailand and Indo-China. Other subspecies in Southernmost part of Peninsular Thailand (Yala), West Malaysia, Singapore and throughout the Oriental region.