Suastus gremius (Fabricius, 1798) - Oriental Palm Bob

Subspecies in India

(1) Suastus gremius gremius (Fabricius, 1798) – Indian Palm Bob
 

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 UT
Andhra Pradesh111214
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam1224
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh21
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi21161
Goa
Gujarat1173
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT2
Jharkhand
Karnataka1731157386
Kerala441342435421
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1111
Maharashtra1106148112547291912
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan11
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu22721
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh113231
Uttarakhand11112
West Bengal6226129221
Total292011101315405685513231
Arecaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Borassus flabellifer (Robinson et al. 2010; Kalesh S. pers. obs. 2017), Calamus (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Caryota urens (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Cocos nucifera (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Corypha umbraculifera (Kalesh S. pers. obs. 2017), Phoenix sylvestris (Bell 1925b) (Arecaceae). Tamarindus indica (Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Licuala chinensis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000).


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.

 

Page citation

Saji, K., V. Padwal and R. P. Das 2023. Suastus gremius (Fabricius, 1798) – Oriental Palm Bob. 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/suastus-gremius, accessed 2023/02/06.