Centrosema pubescens – Centro Butterfly Pea

Other notes

Note: Jayasinghe et al. (2014) reported this plant as a new larval host for Neptis hylas – Common Sailer from Sri Lanka. It might be used in southern India, too, but this needs confirmation.



Jayasinghe, H., Rajapaksha, S., & de Alwis, C. (2014). A compilation and analysis of food plants utilization of Sri Lankan butterfly larvae (Papilionoidea). Taprobanica, 6(2): 110-131.

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 11 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000179155.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 11 Jan 2023. URL: https://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Spurred%20Butterfly%20Pea.html.

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Centrosema pubescens  Benth. – Centro Butterfly Pea. 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/centrosema-pubescens, accessed 2024/05/23.