“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
The National Wildlife Federation’s new GrowWild website incorporates Dr. Doug Tallamy’s data on the number of species of butterflies and moths that use various native plants as larval hosts into a searchable database that is user friendly.
This is very attractive, and focuses on species that are useful in landscaping circumstances with the intent to encourage people to select native plant species that support lots of species of butterflies and moths, with additional benefits to the extended food chain. The website requests your zipcode and then provides plant species and number of lepidopteran species supported according to your local area. They have plans to expand to pollinators, at least to include bees, in the future as data are available.
Try it out: http://nwf.org/nativeplants-beta/