Citrus × limetta – Mosambi, Sweet Lime

Larval Host Plant

Chilades lajus – Lime Blue

Other notes

Accepted Name: Citrus × limon (L.) Osbeck (WFO, 2023).
Mabberley (2022) placed the C. × limetta Risso in the formerly used synonyms of C. × limon (L.) Osbeck.


Natural History: It is also called as Sweet Lemon.



WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 21 Jan 2023. URL:

Mabberley, D. J. 2022. A classification for edible citrus: an update, with a note on Murraya (Rutaceae). Telopea, 25: 271–284. DOI: [cited as Citrus × limon]

MMPND (2023): Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database. Accessed on 21 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Citrus × limetta Risso – Mosambi, Sweet Lime. 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 2024/06/18.