Caterpillar Identification Guide

American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) caterpillar

Juvenal's Duskywing

Genus-Species: Erynnis juvenalis

Host Plants: Tree Oak, Scrub Oak.

Habitat: Woodlands and woodland edges where oaks the larval host plants grow.

Comments: Juvenals Duskywing is a very common butterfly throughout Wisconsin.

Bog Fritillary, Boloria eunomia

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus

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