Eleusine indica – Indian Goosegrass

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been reported as a larval host for Borbo cinnara – Rice Swift and Mycalesis mineus – Dark-branded Bushbrown from Hong Kong (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: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/hostplants/search/.

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 27 Jan 2023. URL: http://worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000865718.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 27 Jan 2023. URL: https://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Indian%20Crowfoot%20Grass.html.

Page citation

Churi, P. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn. – Indian Goosegrass. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/eleusine-indica, accessed 2024/05/27.