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Leptosia nina (Fabricius, 1793)

Имаго  Leptosia nina


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Pieridae subfamily Pierinae tribe Anthocharidini genus Leptosia → species Leptosia nina

Species name(s)

Leptosia nina (Fabricius, 1793) = Papilio nina Fabricius, 1793 = Leptosia chlorographa Hübner, 1818 = Papilio xiphia Fabricius, 1781 = Pontia crokera MacLeay, [1826] = Leptosia xiphia micropunctata van Eecke, 1918 = Leptosia nina micropunctata = Nychitona xiphia = Leptosia nina nina.

Самец  Leptosia nina

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Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 35-65 mm. They are small white, unwary flyers at places not high above the ground. Sexes similar female is slightly larger, UP white with black at apex and a black postdiscal spot on FW. The black spot in subsp. ninausually extends downwards below vein 3 whereas that ofmalayanadoes not. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Larva food plants

  • Crateva adansonii, Crateva magna, Crateva religiosa, Cleome rutidosperma [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Subspecies Leptosia nina


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Svetlana Shchavelina, Dmitriy Pozhogin.

Text data: Svetlana Shchavelina.



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