• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota


Common Name Scientific Name
Black Witch Ascalapha odorata
Cecropia Hyalophora cecropia
Juanita Spinx Prospinus gaurae
Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth Hemaris diffinis
Tent Caterpillar Moth Family Lasiocampidae
White-lined Sphinx Hyles lineata

Did You Know?

Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.