BioInfo (UK)

Database of British Insects and Their Foodplants (DBIF):

The Database of British Insects and their Foodplants (DBIF) is a reincarnation of the Phytophagous Insect Data Bank (PIDB) created within the NERC Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (now Centre for Ecology and Hydrology). This project, years ahead of its time, was developed from the late 1970's when computers had the processing power of pocket calculators and each filled its own air-conditioned room.

An amazingly comprehensive resource.

Web site

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

INSECTA (true insects) Background Reading Current
TRACHEOPHYTA (vascular plants) Background Reading Current


Experiences compiling the database which gave rise to the website Ward, L., 1988
web site announcement Smith, R.M. & Roy, D.B., 2008
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