Saccharum officinarum – Sugarcane

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Telicota colon – Pale Palm-Dart by Deepak Naik from Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka in 2016.
This plant has been reported as a larval host for Erionota thrax – Palm RedeyeParnara guttatus – Straight Swift, Discophora timora – Great Duffer from West Malaysia, Polytremis lubricans – Contiguous Swift from Sri Lanka and Mycalesis mineus – Dark-branded Bushbrown from Philippines (HOSTS, 2023). It might be used in India, too, but this needs confirmation.



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Page citation

Naik, D., P. Churi, and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Saccharum officinarum L. – Sugarcane. 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 2024/04/20.