Oryza sativa – Rice, Paddy

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 Baoris pagana – Figure-of-8 Swift from Thailand, Oriens gola – Common Dartlet from Indonesia, Parnara ganga – Continental Swift from China and Mycalesis mineus – Dark-branded Bushbrown from West Malaysia (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: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550.

HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 28 Jan 2023. URL: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/hostplants/search/.

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 28 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000882438.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 28 Jan 2023. URL: https://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Rice.html.

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Oryza sativa L. – Rice, Paddy. 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/oryza-sativa, accessed 2024/07/21.