Capparis tenera – Soft Caper

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Cepora nerissa – Common Gull by Hemant Ogale from Sindhudurg, Maharashtra in 2011.



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:

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Page citation

Ogale, H. and N. Kawthankar 2023. Capparis tenera Dalzell – Soft Caper. 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 2023/12/06.