Oplismenus compositus – Running Mountain Grass

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been reported as a larval host for Mycalesis francisca – Lilacine Bushbrown from Taiwan, Mycalesis gotama – Chinese Bushbrown from Japan and Taiwan and for Orsotriaena medus – Medus Brown from Philippines (HOSTS, 2023). It might be used in India, too, but this needs confirmation.



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: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550.

HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 28 Jan 2023. URL: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/hostplants/search/.

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 28 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000882040.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 28 Jan 2023. URL: https://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Running%20Mountain%20Grass.html.

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Oplismenus compositus P.Beauv. – Running Mountain Grass. 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/oplismenus-compositus, accessed 2024/05/28.