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Mangrove Buckeye

Junonia cf. evarete

Description:

The Mangrove Buckeye or West Indian Buckeye (Junonia evarete) is a neotropical nymphalid butterfly found from Florida and the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, to tropical and subtropical South America.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Mangrove Buckeye
Junonia cf. evarete Junonia evarete


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6 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks bayucca...

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

OK, lowland is now confirmed, then I am happy, as well with the color of the antennae underside. I think we are on the safe side with my suggestion of Junonia cf. evarete, just to indicate the similarity with Genoveva.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Bayucca, I added a photo for purposes of ID - a shot of the underwings. I also noticed that the place was wrong. They were seen in La Cruz, NW Costa Rica on the Nicaraguan border. Sorry. Hope this helps.
I'll add the mating series as a separate spotting when you have checked it. I have other photos if this one doesn't provide what you need.
Thanks...

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Faredin for your help...

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

Oh sorry for that, I read in Wikipedia that 'Junonia coenia'
was found in Central America and till Colombia. Generally I don't rely on wikipedia but I checked other sources and they gave me the species similar to this one plus in PN it has been spotted in Colombia and Brazil if the spottings are corectly ID-ed. Sorry, not trying to make it even worse just trying to learn :).

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Tricky one! Coenia is not found in Costa Rica. It is either Junonia evarete or Junonia genoveva. Separation is controversly discussed and many of them are mis-ided. Andrew Nield, one of the experts consideres the color of the underside as the only reliable criteria. In your #3 I see whitish not black color of the underside of the antennae, so my guess would be Junonia evarete. Range is OK, however, the altitude might be conflicting with the lowlands indicated by BOA. That's why I suggest to make a cf. for the ID. If you do not feel comfortable with my suggestion you might take Junonia sp. as scientific and Buckeye Butterfly as common name.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 26, 2013
Submitted on Aug 31, 2013

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