Hostplants database

Miguel de Salas mm_de at
Thu Nov 5 06:57:40 EST 1998

I have been using for a while the Natural History Museum of London's 
Caterpillar Hostplants Database, which I have found extremely useful.

The only fault I find in it is that it hasn't been used enough to have many 
records, and according to their page, they have only about 2500.

So I'd like to encourage everybody that has records from captive breeding, or 
field records to add them to the database, however menial they are, and no 
matter where they come from in the world. It would be useful to check that 
there is not already a record for that caterpillar on that plant, to avoid 
duplication, but please make an effort to add your records.

The more people that use it, the more useful the database becomes.

Their address is:


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