Interactive Atlas and Photographic Guide to Butterflies of Victoria on USB
for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, and 7
Victorian Butterflies and their Food Plants
| Victorian Butterflies and their Food
Plants (VBFP) is
an easy-to-use guide to the butterflies of Victoria and the plants
that they require for their caterpillars. It contains
descriptions and identification aids to all species that live in the wild in this
state. Its floral equivalent is Wild Plants of Victoria and
the vertebrate equivalent is Wild Animals of Victoria..
The distribution data is derived from work carried out by the amateur entomologists Nigel Quick and David Crosby with additions from Viridans sources.
All records in the databases have been summarised in a grid system with individual grid cells of dimensions 10 minutes longitude x 10 minute latitude, which, in Victoria, translates to grids which are 15 x 18 km (an area of about 270 km2). There are about 960 10-minute grids that cover Victoria. There are over 8,000 records in VBFP.
There are four basic functions for VBFP for which the software and database structures are optimised.
Looking up a butterfly species
Find the distribution of any species
Finding all butterflies species
for any area
Identifying the food plants used by