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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Suastus

Suastus gremius (Fabricius, 1798) – Oriental Palm Bob

Subspecies in India:

(1) Suastus gremius gremius (Fabricius, 1798) – Indian Palm Bob

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Arecaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Borassus flabellifer (Robinson et al. 2010; Kalesh S. pers. obs. 2017), Calamus (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Caryota urens (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Cocos nucifera (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Corypha umbraculifera (Kalesh S. pers. obs. 2017), Phoenix sylvestris (Bell 1925b) (Arecaceae). Tamarindus indica (Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Licuala chinensis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000).

Key Reference:
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.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Suastus


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., V. Padwal and R. P. Das. 2020. Suastus gremius (Fabricius, 1798) – Oriental Palm Bob. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.97. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/563/Suastus-gremius
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