Dendrocalamus giganteus – Giant Bamboo

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been reported as a larval host for Baoris farri – Complete Paint-brush SwiftMatapa druna – Grey-branded RedeyeMatapa sasivarna – Black-veined Branded RedeyeSuada swerga – Grass BobDiscophora timora – Great DufferLethe chandica – Angled Red Forester and Melanitis zitenius – Great Evening Brown from West Malaysia (HOSTS, 2023). It might be used in India, too, but this needs confirmation.



HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 27 Jan 2023. URL:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 27 Jan 2023. URL:

eFlora of India (2023). Accessed on 27 Jan 2023. URL:

GRIN Taxonomy (2023): Germplasm Resources Information Network. Accessed on 27 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Churi, P. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Dendrocalamus giganteus Munro – Giant Bamboo. 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 2024/05/23.