HOSTS

HOSTS is a web-based database which covers some of the host plants of world’s Lepidopteran insects (butterflies as well as moths). The data can be searched based on two criteria such as “Lepidoptera” and “Host plant” and sub categories like family, genus, species, etc. Based on the search performed, the scientific name of the host plants along with their host will be displayed.
For instance it covers host plants of silkworm Antheraea assamensis (or Antheraea assama) which are- Persea bombycina, Litsea monopetala, Litsea citrata, Litsea salicifolia, etc.

URL:http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/hostplants/

References:

  • Robinson, G.S., Ackery, P.R., Kitching, I.J., Beccaloni, G.W. & Hernández, L.M. (2001).Hostplants of the moth and butterfly caterpillars of the Oriental Region. Natural History Museum.744 pp.
  • Robinson, G.S., Ackery, P.R., Kitching, I.J., Beccaloni, G.W. & Hernández, L.M. (2002). Hostplants of the moth and butterfly caterpillars of America north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 69, 824.
  • Beccaloni, G. W., Viloria, A. L., Hall, S. K. & Robinson, G. S. (2008). Catalogue of the Hostplants of the Neotropical Butterflies/ Catálogo de las Plantas Huésped de las Mariposas Neotropicales. m3m-Monografías Tercer Milenio, Volume 8. Zaragoza, Spain: Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa (SEA)/Red Iberoamericana de Biogeografía y Entomología Sistemática (RIBES)/Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (CYTED)/Natural History Museum, London, U. K. (NHM)/Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, Venezuela (IVIC), 1-536.
  • Robinson, G. S., Ackery, P. R., Kitching, I. J., Beccaloni, G. W., & Hernández, L. M. (2010). HOSTS―a Database of the World’s Lepidopteran Hostplants. Nat. Hist. Mus. Lond. November, 10, 2010.

 

 

 

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