• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota


Common Name Scientific Name
Nitra Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon nitra
Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata
Western White Pontia occidentalis
Checkered White Pontia protodice
Cabbage White Pieris rapae
Olympia Marble Euchloe olympia
Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice
Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole
Bronze Copper Lycaena hyllus
Western Pine Elfin Callophrys eryphon
Frank's Common Hairstreak (Gray Hairstreak) Strymon melinus franki
Spring Azure Celastrina ladon
Oro Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus oro
Melissa Blue Lycaeides melissa
Lupine Blue Icaricia lupini
Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae
Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia
Great Spangled Fritillary Speyeria cybele
Aphrodite Fritillary Speyeria aphrodite
Manitoba Fritillary Speyeria aphrodite manitoba
Regal Fritillary Speyeria idalia
Edwards' Fritillary Speyeria edwardsii
Atlantis Fritillary Speyeria atlantis pahasapa
Carlota Checkerspot Chlosyne gorgone carlota
Pale Crescent Phyciodes pallida barnesi
Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos
Northern Crescent Phyciodes cocyta
Zephyr Polygonia zephyrus
Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis
Eastern Comma Polygonia comma
Gray Comma Polygonia progne
Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa
Milbert's Tortoiseshell Nymphalis milberti
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta rubria
American Lady Vanessa virginiensis
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
Viceroy Limenitis archippus
Oberfoell's Admiral (Weidemeyer's Admiral) Limenitis weidemeyerii oberfoelli
Prairie Ringlet Coenonympha tullia benjamini
Uhler's Arctic Oensis uhleri
Common Wood-Nymph Cercyonis pegala nephele
Monarch Danaus plexippus
Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus
Northern Cloudywing Thorybes pylades
Afranius Duskywing Erynnis afranius
Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis
Garita Skipperling Oarisma garita
Uncas Skipper Hesperia uncas
Ottoe Skipper Hesperia ottoe
Pawnee Skipper Hesperia leonardus pawnee
Pahaska Skipper Hesperia pahaska
Tawny-edged Skipper Polites themistocles
Rhena Skipper Polites origenes rhena
Dakota Long Dash Polites mystic dacotah
Iowa Skipper (Argos Skipper) Atrytone arogos iowa
Hobomok Skipper Poanes hobomok
Taxiles Skipper Poanes taxiles
Kiowah Skipper Euphyes vestries kiowah
Dusted Skipper Atrytonopsis hianna
Common Roadside Skipper Amblyscirtes vialis

Did You Know?

Sign used at Wind Cave in 1903 when the cave became a national park.

Wind Cave is the first cave in the world to be designated as a national park. That occurred on January 9, 1903.