Papilionidae host plant database

Papilionidae food plant catalogue 

Under construction! Welcome to the first public Papilionidae host plant database. Being a one man project, written by me (Bart Coppens) as one person, it will perhaps take a decade to finish the lists of host plants of all the 600+ Papilionidae species worldwide. Next to this project I am also working on the food plants of 2000+ Saturniidae, caresheets and more – so please be patient, this project will take about a decade.

Please select genus:

“True swallowtails” – Papilioninae
Atrophaneura
Battus
Byasa
Cressida
Euryades
Eurytides
Graphium
Iphiclides
Lamproptera
Losaria
Meandrusa
Mimoides
Ornithoptera
Pachliopta
Papilio
Parides
Pharmacophagus
Protesilaus
Protographium
Teinopalpus
Trogonoptera
Troides

“Apollo butterflies” – Parnassiinae
Allancastria
Archon
Bhutanitis
Doritites
Hypermnestra
Luehdorfia
Parnassius
Sericinus

“Short horned Baronia” – Baroniinae
Baronia

Want to help? There are two ways you can. First, if you found a food plant for a species of swalllowtail, report it to me – email: bart.coppens@hotmail.com (personal email, do not abuse). I prefer records with a location and picture, since I am reluctant to just take your word for it, even if your intentions are kind.

Secondly, consider helping crowdfund me and by extention my independent work. If you are interested in helping, click here to open this link! 

Why swallowtails? You said you like moths, not butterflies. 
This is correct. I also like butterflies however, although I rarely breed them. But at the end of the day, their faunistics are also my concern and interest. I also feel like there is a lot of interest in Papilionidae – they are the Lepidopterans that people look most frequently for on the internet – and yet, there are not much comprehensive, faunistic databases. Where there is a demand, I will work to fill the need.

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The aim of this website is to provide information about many species of moths and butterflies around the world, with a slight focus on rearing them in captivity.

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