Limonia acidissima – Wood Apple

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Papilio polytes – Common Mormon by Gaurav S. Soman from Mumbai, Maharashtra in 2022.



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Page citation

Soman, G. S., P. Churi and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Limonia acidissima Houtt. – Wood Apple. 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 2024/06/17.