Sorghum halepense – Johnson Grass

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Borbo cinnara – Rice Swift and Melanitis leda – Common Evening Brown by Tushar Bhagwat from Raigad, Maharashtra in 2016.



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Page citation

Bhagwat, T. and N. Kawthankar. 2023. Sorghum halepense Pers. – Johnson 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 2023/10/03.