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Eurema hecabe (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Grass Yellow

Subspecies in India:

(1) Eurema hecabe hecabe (Linnaeus, 1758) – Oriental Common Grass Yellow

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Fabaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Acacia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Aeschynomene americana (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Albizia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Albizia procera (Robinson et al. 2010), Albizia saman (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Caesalpinia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Caesalpinia mimosoides (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Caesalpinia pulcherrima (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Caesalpinia sappan (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Cassia (Robinson et al. 2010), Cassia fistula (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Senna tora (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Mimosa pudica (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Moullava (Robinson et al. 2010), Moullava spicata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Peltophorum pterocarpum (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Pithecellobium dulce (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Senna alata (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Senna obtusifolia (Robinson et al. 2010; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Sesbania (Robinson et al. 2010), Sesbania bispinosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Sesbania grandiflora (Robinson et al. 2010), Sesbania sesban (Robinson et al. 2010), Smithia conferta (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Smithia sensitiva (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Fabaceae).

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 > Pieridae > Coliadinae > Eurema


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., T. Bhagwat, R. Kasambe, R. P. Mahajan, S. Debnath, and A. Bose. 2020. Eurema hecabe (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Grass Yellow. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.99. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/767/Eurema-hecabe
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