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Common buckeye

Junonia coenia

Description:

Upperside is brown. Forewing with 2 orange cell bars and 2 eyespots; part of white subapical band appears in the largest, lower eyespot. Hindwing has 2 eyespots; upper one is largest and contains a magenta crescent. Underside of hindwing is brown or tan in the wet season (summer) form and rose-red in the dry season (fall) form.

Habitat:

Spotted at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Notes:

Adult Food: Favorite nectar sources are composites including aster, chickory, gumweed, knapweed, and tickseed sunflower. Dogbane, peppermint, and other flowers are also visited.

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2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 5 months ago

Thank you DrNamgyalT.Sherpa.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 months ago

Wow Brian38! Beautiful!

Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.43, Long: -93.05

Spotted on Sep 2, 2018
Submitted on Sep 3, 2018

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