Setaria palmifolia – Palm Grass

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been reported as a larval host for Borbo cinnara – Rice SwiftTelicota colon – Pale Palm-Dart from Hong Kong, Melanitis leda – Common Evening Brown from East Africa and Mycalesis gotama – Chinese Bushbrown from Taiwan (HOSTS, 2023). It might be used in India, too, but this needs confirmation.



HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 28 Jan 2023. URL:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 28 Jan 2023. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 28 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Churi, P. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Setaria palmifolia Stapf – Palm Grass. 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 2024/05/23.