Prinsepia utilis – Himalayan Cherry Prinsepia

Other notes

Notes: Reported larval host plant for Celastrina huegeli – Large Hedge Blue.
This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Celastrina spp. – Hedge Blue spp. by Abhay Soman from Kullu, Himachal Pradesh in 2016.



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Page citation

Soman, A. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Prinsepia utilis Royle – Himalayan Cherry Prinsepia. 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 2024/05/24.