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Common Buckeye Butterfly

Junonia coenia

Description:

Upperside is brown. Forewing with 2 orange cell bars and 2 eyespots; part of white subapical band appears in the largest, lower eyespot. Hindwing has 2 eyespots; upper one is largest and contains a magenta crescent. Underside of hindwing is brown or tan in the wet season (summer) form and rose-red in the dry season (fall) form. Wing Span: 1 5/8 - 2 3/4 inches (4.2 - 7 cm).

Habitat:

Riparian meadow.

Notes:

There have been several of these butterflies today. All different sizes and darkness. This one is the smallest and darkest I have seen.

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gatorfellows
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gatorfellows

Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 16, 2013
Submitted on Mar 17, 2013

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