Suastus gremius gremius


Fabricius 1798 - Indian Palm Bob

A very common species, found all over the Island.

Flight Period

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Wingspan

33 - 35mm.

Early Stages

Known. For further information, see Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, volume 2, page 668.

Larval Foodplant

Calamus spp., Cocos nucifera, Elaeis guineensis, Licuala grandis, Phoenix loureiri and Ptychosperma macarthurii (all Palmae)

Range

India to China, including the Malay Peninsular. Other subspecies in Sri Lanka and the Lesser Sunda Is.