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What to grow: An annotated list of native larval food plants of butterflies and diurnal moths in the Darwin region, Northern Territory

Braby, Michael; Westaway, John


An annotated list of native larval food plants (131 species) of butterflies and diurnal moths (92 species) is provided for the Darwin region. We also collate information on the broad habitat, life form, plant part eaten, and method of cultivation for each species of food plant. Mistletoes, shrubs, herbs and grasses are predominately used in savannah woodland, whereas trees and vines are mainly exploited in monsoon vine forest and semi-deciduous monsoon vine thicket. All plant parts are eaten,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Northern Territory Naturalist


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