Hostplant associations

Butterflies are probably the largest invertebrate herbivore group wiht representative data on  hostplant associations. 

Global compilations

These are mostly compilation of references in the literature

HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants, provided by the Natural History Museum of London, contains records for most lepidopteran families, including all butterfly families. Last update 18 Aug.2010

Lepidoptera and other life forms, developed by Markku Savela is a systematic compilation of information from literature references worldwide. Last update 2011.

Local, study sites databases

These are mostly based on (standardized) field observations in study sites

Caterpillars, developed by Lee Dyer, Jim Miller and Grant Gentry, provide field rearing records of caterpillars and their hostplants from Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil, and the United States. Last update 2002.

Inventory of the macrocaterpillar fauna and its food plants and parasitoids of Area de Conservación Guanacaste, reports the cumulative results of caterpillar, parasitoid and food plant inventory in the Area de Conservación Guanacaste in Costa Rica. Last update 2010.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith