Sesbania sesban – Common Sesban

Other notes

Note: A female Leptotes plinius – Zebra Blue was recorded laying egg on this plant by Paresh Churi from Thane, Maharashtra in Nov 2015, but the complete life cycle is yet to be recorded to confirm this as its larval host.



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 14 Jan 2022. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 14 Jan 2022. URL:

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr. – Common Sesban. 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 2024/07/21.