Cocos nucifera – Coconut

Other notes

Notes: Larval host plant for Amathusia phidippus (Linnaeus, 1763) – Palmking.



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Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Cocos nucifera L. – Coconut. 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 2024/05/29.