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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