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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Udaspes

Udaspes folus (Cramer, [1775]) – Grass Demon

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Fagraea racemosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Loganiaceae). Oryza (Robinson et al. 2010) (Poaceae). Zingiberaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Curcuma aromatica (Swinhoe 1913; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Curcuma decipiens (Bell 1927; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Curcuma longa (Robinson et al. 2010), Curcuma pseudomontana (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) Hedychium coronarium (K. Kunte & P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Hedychium (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Zingiber (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Zingiber officinale (Robinson et al. 2010), Zingiber zerumbet (Kalesh & Prakash 2007) (Zingiberaceae). Liliaceae (Robinson et al. 2010) is also reported but is doubtful.

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.

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

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Hesperiidae > Hesperiinae > Aeromachini > Udaspes

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K.,  R. Lovalekar, T. Bhagwat, Manoj P & M. Konwar. 2021. Udaspes folus (Cramer, [1775]) – Grass Demon. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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