Passiflora edulis – Passion Fruit

Other notes

Note: Cirrochroa thais – Tamil Yeoman was recorded laying eggs on this plant by Pradeep Krishnan from Kollam, Kerala in 2015, but the complete life cycle is yet to be recorded to confirm this as a new larval host plant for the butterly.



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 31 Jan 2023. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 31 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Pradeep, K. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Passiflora edulis Sims – Passion Fruit. 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.