Anglewings (Family Nymphalidae)

Most adult insects die by late fall, leaving the next generation behind in the form of eggs or pupa. These three butterflies, Anglewing, Question Mark, and Eastern Comma overwinter in cracks and crevices in rock piles and tree bark.

Giant Swallowtail (Family Papilionidae)

The Giant Swallowtail is an impressive butterfly of the southern U.S. that that wanders quite widely in late summer. It strays into and sometimes breeds in Wisconsin. The upper surface of the wing is black with a dramatic, yellow stripe, and the underwing is yellow, which gives it a confusing appearance in flight. When Giant Swallowtails do breed here, the food plant of the caterpillar is Prickly ash, which is the northern-most member of the citrus family.