Common Buckeye

Junonia coenia
True Brushfoots

Appearance: Above, large prominent eyespots and orange bars on forewing cell. Below, forewing eyespot, white bar and dorsal orange bars show through; hindwing plain mottled brown.

Size: Medium; 1 3/8 to 2 1/4 inches

Habitat: Open habitat such as fields, roadsides and other disturbed areas

Season: April until fall; 2-3 broods

Larval Foodplant: Plantains, snapdragons, toadflax, monkeyflower and others

Did You Know…
Buckeyes move north in spring and retreat south in the fall.

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