Rubia sp. – Madder

Other notes

Notes: A female of Lamproptera meges – Green Dragontail was recorded laying egg on this plant by Lightson Veino and J. Veino from Senapati, Manipur in Aug 2017, but the complete life cycle is yet to be recorded to confirm this as a larval host plant for the butterfly.

Page citation

Veino, L., J. Veino and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Rubia sp. L. – Madder. 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 2024/07/16.