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Genoveva Buckeye

Junonia genoveva

Description:

Very bright--not sure if this is the correct species but it is a Junonia

Habitat:

abandoned pasture with north facing slope quite common in this one place! Also spotted mud puddling on pasture edges.


2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Buckeye Butterfly
Junonia sp.
Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago
Mangrove Buckeye
Junonia genoveva genoveva Junonia g. genoveva (Cramer, 1780)


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2 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Junonia sp., it is either Junonia genoveva or Junonia evarete. From both are reports from Brazil and both looks "identical". Many of them are wrongly IDed and there are many scientific papers about these ones, however, all with conflicting results. The fact, that the underside of the antennae/tips might be used for separation is not accepted by all authors. Personally I can't separate them and if you look at both my links, you might know why...
Evarete: http://tolweb.org/onlinecontributors/app...
Genoveva:
http://www.pybio.org/wp-content/uploads/...
To be on the safe side I personally would go with Junonia sp. with mentioning that it could either be Junonia evarete or Junonia genoveva.

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Beauty!

kijikb
Spotted by
kijikb

Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lat: -22.79, Long: -43.31

Spotted on Mar 20, 2013
Submitted on Mar 28, 2013

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