Wisconsin Native Caterpillars
Acadian Hairstreak Caterpillar
Genus-Species: Satyrium acadica
Host Plants: Various willow species including
black willow (Salix nigra) and silk willow (Salix sericea).
Habitat: Wetland areas, especially marshes, with
an abundance of willow, the host plant of this species.
Comments: The Acadian Hairstreak often perches
on the tops of vegetation, usually near a good patch of willows, its host plant. This makes
fresh, light gray Acadian Hairstreaks often easy to spot.