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Buckeye Butterfly.

Junonia sp.


Family: Nymphalidae.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Tropical Buckeye Butterfly
Junonia genoveva. Tropical Buckeye Butterfly | Project Noah

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DB 7 years ago

Thank you Walter, J and KrantiAzad!

KrantiAzad 7 years ago

awesome series !

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago


Geodialist 7 years ago

Very nice photos, Daniela! The coloration of the butterfly is beautiful.

DB 7 years ago

Thank you Leuba for your comment!

Thank you Bayucca for your clarification!

bayucca 7 years ago

I agree, you need the butterfly for exact species ID. Both, Evarete and Genoveva are possible. The color of the underside of the antennae tip might be one criteria, but this is not generally accepted.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

something about the colours is so pleasing and calming - lovely spotting! thanks

DB 7 years ago

Ja, ja Sérgio... pero a mí me gusta dulce. :-)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

A ella le gusta un amargo !!! :-)

DB 7 years ago

Thank you Gilma for your nice comment! My pleasure.

NatralList- Yes, it is made of Ilex paraguariensis.The people put another herbs with medicinal or digestive properties on it.

Lovely!! Plenty of pictures, both sides of the Butterfly and even the plant she is on!! Thank you so much for sharing such detail spotting, Daniela Bracamonte.

DB 7 years ago

Yes, they are scented leaves, the people here use them to make tea and some people put some leaves in the Mate. I prefer the scent of Lemon Verbena.

DB 7 years ago

Thank you Yuko!
Yes NatralList, it is Verbenaceae like Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora).Both plants are native from Argentina and Bolivia.

DB 7 years ago

Thank you for the suggestion gatorfellows, in Argentina occur Junonia genoveva hilaris and Junonia evarete. Both are very alike, and the problem is that is necesary a butterfly to identify the species, as I have understood, so I put only the genus.

ttkhosting 7 years ago

sevdikleriniz ile çiçek siparişi verebilir, çiçek gönder ebilirsiniz. Sevgililer günü geliyor. Sevgililer günü çiçekçi.

YukoChartraw 7 years ago


gatorfellows 7 years ago

Here is another resource for the suggestion;

DB 7 years ago

Thank you NatralList! It is on Aloysia polystachya.

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Salta, SA, Argentina

Spotted on Feb 3, 2013
Submitted on Feb 3, 2013

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