Gomalia elma – African Marbled Skipper
Spialia galba – Asian Grizzled Skipper
Euchrysops cnejus – Gram Blue
Freyeria putli – Black-spotted Grass Jewel
Freyeria trochylus – Orange-spotted Grass Jewel
Lampides boeticus – Pea Blue
Polyommatus spp – Meadow Blues
Potanthus spp – Dart spp.
Tarucus spp. – Pierrot spp.
Danaus chrysippus – Plain Tiger
Colotis amata – Small Salmon Arab
Colotis aurora – Plain Orange-tip
Colotis danae – Crimson-tip
Colotis etrida – Little Orange-tip
Eurema hecabe – Common Grass Yellow
Eurema laeta – Spotless Grass Yellow
Natural History: A creeping herb found in rocky or disturbed habitats. Flowers are small, pale yellow with long stalk (Flowers of India, 2022). Many butterflies get attracted to these flowers.
Note: Vanessa cardui – Painted Lady was recorded laying eggs on this plant by Shivam Bhatt and Anitava Roy in 2019, but the complete life cycle is yet to be recorded to confirm this as a new larval host for the butterfly.
WFO (2022): World Flora Online. Accessed on 28 Dec 2022. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000086034.
Flowers of India (2022). Accessed on 28 Dec 2022. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Tridax%20Daisy.html.
Bhatt, S., A. Roy and N. Kawthankar 2023. Tridax procumbens L. – Tridax Daisy. 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/tridax-procumbens, accessed 2023/12/08.