Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

  • Butterfly that resides in Central and North America
  • Wingspan is 1 5/8 inches – 2 3/4 inches (4.2 cm – 7 cm) in length
  • They have eyespot patterns on its wings to deter predators
  • Adults feed on nectar from plants like: aster, gumweed, knapweed and tickseed sunflower
  • Buckeye caterpillar hosts on plants from the snapdragon family and the plantain family
  • They prefer open, sunny areas with low vegetation with some bare ground
  • Member of the Nymphalidae family


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Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth  (Attacus atlas)

  • Has the largest surface area of all moths, up to 62 square inches (158 cm)
  • Wings up to 12 inches (30 cm) long
  • Lives in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia
  • After emerging from their cocoon, they only live 1-2 weeks
  • Said to be named “Atlas” because of the map-like images on its wings
  • Conservation Status (IUCN): Vulnerable


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