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Common buckeye

Junonia coenia

Description:

Common buckeye butterflies are colored mostly brown with orange, black, white, and blue. The forewing features two orange bars and two large black eyespots outlined in orange. The hindwing has two eyespots, with the upper one being the largest and containing a magenta crescent. They also exhibit green overtones and have wings that span between 2 and 2.5 inches.(Wikipedia)

Habitat:

Spotted at Mt. Magazine State Park.

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8 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 9 months ago

Thanks Tukup and Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 months ago

8-D

Tukup
Tukup 9 months ago

Wow Mark. Fungus on the brain sounds like a good shot at the 2019 foto of the year. Definitely sounds shows a relationship between species. I don't suppose you could get a picture :-) Beautiful shot Brian.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 months ago

Sorry I should have said Junonia below... fungus on the brain :-D

Brian38
Brian38 9 months ago

Fascinating study material Daniele! Thanks for commenting Mark - it is an intriguing genus!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 months ago

Great Daniele. Thanks!!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 months ago

You're not the only one Mark! They're a classic case. Here's some night time reading for you :-)
https://www.researchgate.net/publication...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 months ago

Nice specimen.
I wonder about the evolution of Junonius genus they seem to be worldwide, similar but different and yet localised. Hmm... ;-)

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 30, 2019
Submitted on Oct 1, 2019

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