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Buckeye Butterfly

Junonia coenia

Description:

I found this butterfly when it was in chrysalis form, and kept it for a few days until it became an adult. I even got to hold when I released it (1st picture)! All three of these pictures were taken after release.

Habitat:

In my neighborhood; urban

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4 Comments

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 8 years ago

Thanks! It is really cool to get to hold one. If you've ever tried to get close to one, you'd know how hard it is to even get a foot or two away. I raised this one from a chrysalis, so even though it had already pumped its wings, it wasn't sure if it wanted to fly or not. After some pictures I left to go eat and reproduce. :)

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

lovely!

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 8 years ago

Thank you! The second picture here is a chrysalis: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/373....

Both this spotting and the one in the picture were individuals that I had raised, but this one I found as a chrysalis, and the one in the link as a caterpillar.

Love this butterfly, do you have a picture of the chrysalis?

Jack Settle
Spotted by
Jack Settle

Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2013
Submitted on Aug 17, 2013

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