Lantana camara – Lantana

Other notes

Note: This plant has been reported as a larval host for Zizula hylax – Tiny Grass Blue from Taiwan (HOSTS, 2023). It might be used in India, too, but this needs confirmation.


Natural History: A highly invasive shrub often cultivated in gardens for its attractive flowers. Many coloured varieties are available. These flowers attracts many butterflies.



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 16 Jan 2023. URL:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 16 Jan 2022. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 16 Jan 2022. URL:

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Lantana camara L. – Lantana. 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.