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Diet of Danainae

Host Plant

Butterfly larvae only feed on one to several specific types of plants, which vary depending on the butterfly species. These plants are known as host plants.

  • Blue-spotted Crow: Goat Horns

  • Ceylon Blue Glassy Tiger, Glassy Tiger: Ovate Tylophora

Nectar Plant

Adult butterflies feed on nectar from flowering plants to replenish their energy. The plants that provide nectar for butterflies are called nectar plants. 

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