Setaria sp. – Palm Grasses

Other notes

Notes: Melanitis phedima – Dark Evening Brown (Kunte, 2006)
This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Borbo cinnara – Rice Swift by Manoj P. from Kollam, Kerala in 2018.

 

ID: Setaria cf. palmifolia Stapf or S. cf. poiretiana (Schult.) Kunth.

 

References:

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.

Clayton, W. D. 1979. Notes on Setaria (Gramineae). Kew Bulletin, 33(3), 501–509. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2307/4110150.

Page citation

Manoj, P. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Setaria sp. P.Beauv. – Palm Grasses. 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/setaria-sp, accessed 2024/03/05.