Calliandra haematocephala – Powder Puff

Other notes

Note: A female Eurema blanda – Three-spot Grass Yellow was recorded laying eggs on this plant by Manoj P. from Kodagu, Karnataka in Sept 2015, but the complete life cycle is yet to be recorded to confirm this as its larval host.



Mukherjee, K. 2021. New larval host plants for the Slate flash, Black rajah and Tiny grass blue butterflies (Insecta: Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae) from Bankura, West Bengal, India. Journal of Animal Diversity, 3(4): 56-63. DOI:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 10 Jan 2023. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 10 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Manoj, P. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Calliandra haematocephala Hassk. – Powder Puff. 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 2024/06/16.