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Common Buckeye Butterfly

Junonia coenia

Description:

Upperside is brown. Forewing with 2 orange cell bars and 2 eyespots; part of white subapical band appears in the largest, lower eyespot. Hindwing has 2 eyespots; upper one is largest and contains a magenta crescent.

Habitat:

Its habitat is open areas with low vegetation and some bare ground.

Notes:

Males perch during the day on low plants or bare ground to watch for females, flying periodically to patrol or to chase other flying insects. This one is on Shasta daisy, leucanthum.

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13 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thank you YukoChartraw and patty. They are one of the most colorful that are here in North Texas :)

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

BEAUTIFUL!

patty
patty 8 years ago

Beautiful butterfly and picture gatorfellows =)

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Thank you. Waiting to see who comes to the daisy this spring :)

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 8 years ago

gorgeous shot

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 9 years ago

Pretty!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

Thank you all for the compliments on my Buckeye. They come into the garden and are so busy feeding they ignore me and my camera. It is way harder to get a good shot in the field, so my compliments to those who do get a good shot.

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers 9 years ago

Beautifull !!!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

wonderful capture!

Paulo Sevilla
Paulo Sevilla 9 years ago

Wonderful shot ! I love it (:

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

Beautiful capture! You have a nice collection of spottings! Great to be following you now.

CoastalJHawk
CoastalJHawk 9 years ago

Very nice. Your skill with the camera is awesome!

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 9 years ago

Aww. I won't see Buckeyes up here until at least August. This is about as perfect a specimen as I have seen. Jealous.

gatorfellows
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gatorfellows

Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 7, 2012
Submitted on Apr 8, 2012

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