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Common Buckeye Butteflies

Junonia coenia


The bold pattern of eyespots and white bars on the upper wing surface is distinctive in much of its range. The eyespots likely serve to startle or distract predators, especially young birds.


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


These Buckeye butterflies are in good condition and happily feeding on he Gregg's Mistflower.

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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 31, 2012
Submitted on Jun 1, 2012

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