Debregeasia saeneb – Himalayan Wild Rhea

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Debregeasia hypoleuca (WFO, 2023).


Note: This plant has been recorded as larval host for Symbrenthia lilaea – Northern Common Jester from Malaysia (HOSTS, 2023). It might be used in India, too, but this needs confirmation.



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:

HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 17 Jan 2023. URL:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 17 Jan 2023. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 17 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Churi, P. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Debregeasia saeneb (Forssk.) Hepper & J.R.I.Wood – Himalayan Wild Rhea. 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 2024/07/15.