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Common buckeye

Junonia coenia, (Hübner, 1822)


It is a medium sized colorful butterfly in the family nymphalidae. The butterfly has many colors with brown on the bottom as well as orange and white with the eyespots having white and purple. The backside is brown with some orange. The wingspan is about 40mm.


Semi-urban, Fort Worth, Texas.


It is found throughout the Americas as well as the Caribbean. Its original ancestry has been traced to Africa, which then experiences divergence in Asia. This butterfly fly's gliding flapping it's wings a few times. It is one of the most beautiful butterflies in the area.

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 15, 2020
Submitted on Jun 16, 2020

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