Udaspes folus (Cramer, [1775]) - Grass Demon

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

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 Pradesh11
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam11552
Bihar1
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh111211
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka11349131232
Kerala113625182913143
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh12263
Maharashtra3437351950882054
Manipur1
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu1211
Tripura1311
Uttar Pradesh2
Uttarakhand121271
West Bengal1182241073
Total688243015429517151259

Fagraea racemosa (Gentianaceae). Maranta arundinacea (Marantaceae). Oryza spp. (Poaceae). Zingiberaceae spp., Alpinia calcarata, Alpinia purpurata, Curcuma amada, Curcuma aromatica, Curcuma caesia, Curcuma decipiens, Curcuma longa, Curcuma neilgherrensis, Curcuma pseudomontana, Elettaria cardamomum, Hedychium spp., Hedychium coronarium, Hellenia speciosa (=Costus speciosus), Zingiber spp., Zingiber nimmonii, Zingiber officinale, Zingiber purpureum, Zingiber zerumbet (Zingiberaceae).
Liliaceae is also reported but is doubtful.

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., R. Lovalekar, T. Bhagwat, Manoj P & M. Konwar 2024. Udaspes folus (Cramer, [1775]) – Grass Demon. 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/udaspes-folus, accessed 2024/04/21.