Murraya koenigii – Curry Leaf

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Bergera koenigii (WFO, 2023).


Notes: This plant is not a larval host of Spalgis epius – Apefly, but sometimes the life stages of the butterfly are found on the plant, because the Apefly larvae are carnivorous and feed on mealybugs that grow on the plant.



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:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 23 Jan 2023. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 23 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng. – Curry Leaf. 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 2024/05/28.