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Common Buckeye Butterfly

Junonia coenia

Description:

Family: Nymphalidae Subfamily: Nymphalinae. Wingspan: 4.2-7 cm. Upperside is brown. Forewing: 2 orange cell bars and 2 eyespots. Hindwing: 2 eyespots with purple, blue, white, orange and black coloring. Feeds on the nectar of white asters and possibly chickory in photo.

Habitat:

Meadow abundant with low plants and flowers

Notes:

Still flying around fine without a large portion of its left wing.

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Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 17, 2012
Submitted on Sep 17, 2012

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