Brachiaria mutica – Para Grass

Other notes

Note: Larval host plant for Parnara bada – Grey Swift (Nitin et al., 2018).
This plant has been reported as a larval host for Lethe rohria – Common TreebrownMelanitis phedima – Dark Evening Brown and Ypthima baldus – Common Five-ring from Taiwan (HOSTS, 2023). It might be used in India, too, but this needs confirmation.



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. DOI:

HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 27 Jan 2023. URL:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 27 Jan 2023. URL:

Feedipedia (2023). Accessed on 27 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Brachiaria mutica Stapf – Para Grass. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/07/12.