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[personal profile] ari_the_dodecahedron found the link to the Plant Finder.

These are the trees and shrubs that I currently have growing in my yard here at Fieldhaven. We're in central Illinois, which used to be Zone 5b and is now Zone 6a. The tree that attracts the most species insects, I have several of: oak. If I remember right, we planted red oak, white oak, bur oak, and pin oak. That means my yard is hospitable to at least 342 species of winged peoples. :D I feel accomplished now!


oak
Quercus
Fagales
ATTRACTS: 342 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/2804

beach plum, cherry, chokecherry, peach, plum, sweet cherry, wild plum, almond
Prunus
Rosales
Native species in your area:
• Chickasaw plum (Prunus angustifolia var. angustifolia)
• hortulan plum (Prunus hortulana)
• Mexican plum (Prunus mexicana)
ATTRACTS: 283 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.

willow
Salix
Salicales
Native species in your area:
• black willow (Salix nigra)
• Missouri River willow (Salix eriocephala)
• prairie willow (Salix humilis var. humilis)
• pussy willow (Salix discolor)
• sandbar willow (Salix interior)
ATTRACTS: 254 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/2908

maple, boxelder
Acer
Sapindales
Native species in your area:
• black maple (Acer nigrum)
• boxelder (Acer negundo)
• red maple (Acer rubrum)
• red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)
• silver maple (Acer saccharinum)
• sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
• sugar maple (Acer saccharum var. saccharum)
ATTRACTS: 206 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/16

hickory, pecan, pignut, bitternut
Carya
Juglandales
Native species in your area:
• bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)
• mockernut hickory (Carya tomentosa)
• pecan (Carya illinoinensis)
• pignut hickory (Carya glabra)
• red hickory (Carya ovalis)
• shagbark hickory (Carya ovata)
• shellbark hickory (Carya laciniosa)
ATTRACTS: 195 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/605

crabapple, apple
Malus
Rosales
Native species in your area:
• prairie crab apple (Malus ioensis var. ioensis)
• sweet crab apple (Malus coronaria)
ATTRACTS: 187 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/2070

elm
Ulmus
Urticales
Native species in your area:
• American elm (Ulmus americana)
ATTRACTS: 157 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/3409

basswood, linden
Tilia
Malvales
Native species in your area:
• American basswood (Tilia americana)
ATTRACTS: 126 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/3301

ash
Fraxinus
Scrophulariales
Native species in your area:
• blue ash (Fraxinus quadrangulata)
• green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
• white ash (Fraxinus americana)
ATTRACTS: 115 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/1359

butternut, walnut
Juglans
Juglandales
Native species in your area:
• black walnut (Juglans nigra)
ATTRACTS: 114 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/1780

blackberry, dewberry, Himalayan berry, raspberry, thimbleberry, loganberry
Rubus
Rosales
ATTRACTS: 105 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/2881

hawthorn
Crataegus
Rosales
Native species in your area:
• cockspur hawthorn (Crataegus crus-galli)
• downy hawthorn (Crataegus mollis)
• pear hawthorn (Crataegus calpodendron)
• waxyfruit hawthorn (Crataegus pruinosa)
ATTRACTS: 104 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/890

filbert, hazel, hazelnut
Corylus
Fagales
Native species in your area:
• American hazelnut (Corylus americana)
ATTRACTS: 85 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.

dogwood, bunchberry
Cornus
Cornales
Native species in your area:
• alternateleaf dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
• flowering dogwood (Cornus florida)
• gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)
• redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea)
• redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea subsp. sericea)
• roughleaf dogwood (Cornus drummondii)
• silky dogwood (Cornus amomum)
• silky dogwood (Cornus obliqua)
ATTRACTS: 78 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/870

arrowwood, viburnum, (Viburnum opulus=swamp elder), wild raisin
Viburnum
Dipsacales
Native species in your area:
• blackhaw (Viburnum prunifolium)
• downy arrowwood (Viburnum rafinesqueanum)
• southern arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)
• southern arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum var. dentatum)
• southern arrowwood (Viburnum recognitum)
ATTRACTS: 77 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/3449

serviceberry, juneberry, shadbush
Amelanchier
Rosales
Native species in your area:
• common serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea)
• common serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea var. arborea)
ATTRACTS: 76 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/136

grape
Vitis
Rhamnales
Native species in your area:
• frost grape (Vitis vulpina)
• graybark grape (Vitis cinerea)
• graybark grape (Vitis cinerea var. cinerea)
• riverbank grape (Vitis riparia)
• summer grape (Vitis aestivalis)
ATTRACTS: 58 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/3458

witchhazel
Hamamelis
Hamamelidales
Native species in your area:
• American witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
ATTRACTS: 55 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/1521

persimmon
Diospyros
Ebenales
Native species in your area:
• common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
ATTRACTS: 45 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/1081

hackberry, sugar berry
Celtis
Urticales
Native species in your area:
• common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)
ATTRACTS: 41 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/643

sycamore
Platanus
Hamamelidales
Native species in your area:
• American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
ATTRACTS: 38 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/2636

elderberry
Sambucus
Dipsacales
Native species in your area:
• American black elderberry (Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis)
ATTRACTS: 25 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/2917

juniper, red cedar
Juniperus
Pinales
Native species in your area:
• eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)
ATTRACTS: 20 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/1782

redbud, judas-tree
Cercis
Fabales
Native species in your area:
• eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis)
• eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis var. canadensis)
ATTRACTS: 17 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.

mulberry
Morus
Urticales
ATTRACTS: 10 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/2228

pawpaw
Asimina
Magnoliales
Native species in your area:
• pawpaw (Asimina triloba)
ATTRACTS: 10 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/297

hydrangea
Hydrangea
Rosales
Native species in your area:
• wild hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens)
ATTRACTS: 9 species of butterflies and moths use this as a caterpillar host plant in your area.
http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Plants/1682

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Date: 2017-05-04 07:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mirrorofsmoke
Pawpaws! That brings back memories. My grandmother used to take us out to harvest hickory nuts, pawpaws when she could find them and branches of sassafras for us to chew. She also loved persimmons and talked lovingly of the one on her family's farm when she was a girl. We mourn all the little bits of knowledge that we're lost when she passed on. Thank you for this post. It brought back so many lovely memories.

Congrats for hosting 342 species! That's so exciting!

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Date: 2017-05-04 01:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] whuffle
We're about to plant some yew bushes. Wonder what those attract. Going to have to look it up!

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Date: 2017-05-04 02:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Oh neat! Congratulations on your model ecosystem :D

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