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

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

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
Andhra Pradesh11
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam11552
Bihar1
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh111111
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka11227111131
Kerala113624182913143
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh2263
Maharashtra3437341848851754
Manipur1
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu1211
Tripura1311
Uttar Pradesh2
Uttarakhand121171
West Bengal18224771
Total676243012359116448229
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.

 

Page citation

Saji K., R. Lovalekar, T. Bhagwat, Manoj P & M. Konwar 2022. Udaspes folus (Cramer, [1775]) – Grass Demon. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/udaspes-folus, accessed 2022/09/29.