Ehretia aspera – Ajan Tree

Larval Host Plant

Cupitha purreea – Wax Dart

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Ehretia laevis (WFO, 2022).


Natural History: A small deciduous tree found in south Asia. Small white flowers bloom in spring (Flowers of India, 2022).



WFO (2022): World Flora Online. Accessed on 29 Dec 2022. URL:

Flowers of India (2022). Accessed on 29 Dec 2022. URL:

Page citation

Churi, P. and N. Kawthankar 2024. Ehretia aspera Willd. – Ajan Tree. 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 2024/05/27.