Eurema hecabe (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common Grass Yellow

Subspecies in India

(1) Eurema hecabe hecabe (Linnaeus, 1758) – Oriental Common Grass Yellow

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 UT11111
Andhra Pradesh11212235
Arunachal Pradesh3
Assam1113215515
Bihar1
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh2232971823179
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi11253261
Goa
Gujarat127271822122
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand1
Karnataka116771320262326422927
Kerala433131334151811
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1321026
Maharashtra912433433268865131
Manipur
Meghalaya111
Mizoram1
Nagaland1221212
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan21
Sikkim13211
Tamil Nadu11226628
Tripura2661
Uttar Pradesh1216383331
Uttarakhand11318521
West Bengal722211102411207
Total372717334452123118236204150108
Fabaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Acacia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Aeschynomene americana (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Albizia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Albizia procera (Robinson et al. 2010), Albizia saman (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Caesalpinia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Caesalpinia mimosoides (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Caesalpinia pulcherrima (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Caesalpinia sappan (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Cassia (Robinson et al. 2010), Cassia fistula (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Senna tora (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Mimosa pudica (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Moullava (Robinson et al. 2010), Moullava spicata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Peltophorum pterocarpum (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Pithecellobium dulce (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Senna alata (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Senna obtusifolia (Robinson et al. 2010; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Sesbania (Robinson et al. 2010), Sesbania bispinosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Sesbania grandiflora (Robinson et al. 2010), Sesbania sesban (Robinson et al. 2010), Smithia conferta (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Smithia sensitiva (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Fabaceae).

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., T. Bhagwat, R. Kasambe, R. P. Mahajan, S. Debnath, A. Bose, and K. Mohite 2022. Eurema hecabe (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Grass Yellow. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/eurema-hecabe, accessed 2022/12/01.