Boehmeria virgata subsp. macrophylla – False Nettle

Other notes

Synonym: Boehmeria macrophylla Hornem. (WFO, 2023).


Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Neptis clinia – Sullied Sailer by Abhay Soman, Aditya Kanwal, Dipendra Basu and Krushnamegh Kunte from Solan, Himachal Pradesh in 2018.



HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 17 Jan 2023. URL: [cited as Boehmeria macrophylla]

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 17 Jan 2022. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 17 Jan 2022. URL:

Page citation

Soman, A., A. Kanwal, D. Basu and K. Kunte. 2023. Boehmeria virgata subsp. macrophylla (Hornem.) Friis & Wilmot-Dear – False Nettle. 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 2023/12/01.