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Common buckeye butterfly

Junonia coenia


The eyespots likely serve to startle or distract predators, especially young birds. The species has many flights throughout the year, with mostly northward migrations for the summer. These butterflies exhibit seasonal color variations (polyphenism). In the summer, the butterfly has light yellowish ventral wings and is called "linea". The autumn morph has pink ventral wings and is called the "rosa" morph.


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Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

A belated thanks, Karen, Marta and namitha!

namitha 7 years ago

Beautiful butterfly spotting Maria

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Nice butterfly!

MrsPbio 7 years ago


Maria dB
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Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 23, 2013
Submitted on Aug 14, 2013

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