This database is a list of ‘host’ plants known to be used by the caterpillars of B.C. butterflies. Growing and conserving the caterpillars’ favorite food plants will help ensure the future of B.C. butterflies. Many host plants are still unknown so the database will be continued to be updated.

  • References
    • Butterflies of British Columbia Acorn & Sheldon
    • Butterflies of British Columbia Guppy and Shepard
    • Plants of Coastal British Columbia Pojar and MacKinnon
    • Gardening for Butterflies Xerces Society
    • Garden Butterflies of the Georgia Basin Richard Beard
    • Common Butterflies, Georgia Basin Campbell
    • E-fauna BC

Anise Swallowtail Boundary Bay, Vancouver, B.C
Stephen Deedes-Vincke