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Junonia neildi varia
Junonia neildi varia is a subspecies found along the gulf coast in south Texas. It has a few subtle differences that differentiate it from the Common buckeye. One difference is the Mangrove buckeye lacks the dark circle surrounding the large eyespot on the top of the forewing and instead has orange.
Spotted feeding on flowers at the South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center.
Spotted on Nov 17, 2020
Submitted on Dec 16, 2020