Wisconsin Caterpillars


Genus/Species: Satyrium acadica

Butterfly Grouping:  Hairstreaks

Host Plants:  Willows

Genus/Species: Vanessa virginiensis

Butterfly Grouping:  Brushfoots

Host Plants:  Sweet everlasting, Pearly everlasting, Plantain-leaved pussy toes, and Ironweed

Genus/Species: Euphydryas phaeton

Butterfly Grouping:  Brushfoots

Host Plants:  Hosts before hibernating are Turtlehead, Hairy beardtongue and False foxglove. After overwintering, caterpillars will use these plants, but may also wander and feed on unrelated plants including Arrowwood, Canadian lousewort or Wood betony, and White ash.

Genus/Species: Papilio polyxenes

Butterfly Grouping:  Swallowtails

Host Plants:  Alexanders - Heart-leaved golden alexander, Golden alexander, Yellow pimpernel, Sweet cicely, Rattlesnake master and Angelica.
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