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Dark buckeye

Junonia evarete

Description:

About 6 cm wingspan, mostly brown with 6 eyespots, yellow and red strips. The eyespots likely serve to startle or distract predators, especially young birds.

Habitat:

Outside of a very small town near the forest.

6 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 10 years ago

Thank you Francis

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 10 years ago

Karen L, I think your ID is correct, subtle differences.
Thank you

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Beautiful! I think this is a Dark buckeye though - check out the link & see what you think.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 10 years ago

Gracias FrancisQuintana,.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

You're welcome Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 10 years ago

Thank you Daniele for the ID and the link

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

Mexico

Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on Mar 14, 2012

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