Eurema hecabe (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common Grass Yellow

Subspecies in India

(1) Eurema hecabe hecabe (Linnaeus, 1758) – Oriental Common Grass Yellow

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 Pradesh11212235
Arunachal Pradesh232
Assam1113315515
Bihar1
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh2123210718231811
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi13253361
Goa1
Gujarat127281922122
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand1
Karnataka1268131329322528443234
Kerala4343131335162813
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh23213271
Maharashtra1913834453580935338
Manipur
Meghalaya1111
Mizoram1
Nagaland1221212
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab1
Rajasthan21
Sikkim13211
Tamil Nadu1112236638
Tripura2661
Uttar Pradesh1316383332
Uttarakhand113318521
West Bengal732321102411207
Total493028435165133127256216158128

Acacia spp., Aeschynomene americana, Aeschynomene indica, Albizia spp., Albizia procera, Biancaea sappan (=Caesalpinia sappan), Caesalpinia spp., Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Calliandra haematocephala, Cassia spp., Cassia fistula, Chamaecrista kleinii, Chamaecrista mimosoides, Delonix regia, Hultholia mimosoides (=Caesalpinia mimosoides), Libidibia coriaria (=Caesalpinia coriaria), Mimosa pudica, Moullava spp., Moullava spicata, Peltophorum pterocarpum, Pithecellobium dulce, Samanea saman (=Albizia saman), Senna alata, Senna obtusifolia, Senna tora, Sesbania spp., Sesbania bispinosa, Sesbania grandiflora, Sesbania sesban, Smithia conferta, Smithia sensitiva (Fabaceae).

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(4): 11495–11550.

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

Page citation

Saji K., T. Bhagwat, R. Kasambe, R. P. Mahajan, S. Debnath, A. Bose, and K. Mohite 2024. Eurema hecabe (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Grass Yellow. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/eurema-hecabe, accessed 2024/07/16.