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Common Buckeye Butterfly

Junonia coenia

Description:

The common buckeye is a medium-sized butterfly with several large, conspicuous round eyespots. Adults have a wingspan range of 45 to 70 mm. Females are generally larger than males and have more rounded forewings. The upper surface of the forewing has a broad white postmedian band that touches and often encircles a single large eyespot. The forewing cell has two prominent orange bars. The upper surface of the hindwing has two large eyespots and a broad orange submarginal band. The undersides of the hindwings are seasonally variable. Individuals produced in the wet season (summer) have tan to brown ventral hindwings with more noticeable pattern elements. Individuals produced in the dry season (winter) are a rich reddish-brown. (University of Florida IFAS Extension)

Habitat:

It inhabits a wide variety of open, sunny landscapes including old fields, roadsides, utility corridors, gardens, parks, yards, fallow agricultural land, scrubs, pine savannas, and weedlots.(University of Florida IFAS Extension)http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in801

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MelissaFerguson
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MelissaFerguson

Melbourne, Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 9, 2012
Submitted on Sep 10, 2012

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