Suastus gremius (Fabricius, 1798) - Oriental Palm Bob

Subspecies in India

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

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh111214
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam1224
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh21
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi21161
Goa
Gujarat1173
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT2
Jharkhand
Karnataka17411773826
Kerala441352435421
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1111
Maharashtra51061412122548291913
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan11
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu23721
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh113231
Uttarakhand41113
West Bengal612261210221
Total332211101420465687513532

Palm spp., Arenga wightii, Borassus flabellifer, Calamus, Calamus rotang, Caryota mitis, Caryota urens, Cocos nucifera, Cyrtostachys renda, Dypsis lutescens, Dypsis madagascariensis, Latania lontaroides, Licuala chinensis, Licuala grandis, Phoenix sylvestris, Pritchardia pacifica, Rhapis excelsa, Rhapis humilis, Saribus rotundifolius (=Livistona rotundifolia), Syagrus romanzoffiana (=Arecastrum romanzoffianum), Washingtonia filifera (Arecaceae).
Tamarindus indica (Fabaceae). Psidium guajava (Myrtaceae).

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(4): 11495–11550.

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

Page citation

Saji, K., V. Padwal and R. P. Das 2024. Suastus gremius (Fabricius, 1798) – Oriental Palm Bob. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/suastus-gremius, accessed 2024/05/24.