Random Insect: Common buckeye

Common buckeye (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Junonia coenia) photographed 09/28//2012 near Clayton Michigan.

Living throughout the year far to the south, common buckeyes (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Junonia coenia) venture north every summer to temporarily colonize colder latitudes. I frequently see these butterflies in open meadows and old fields here in southeast Michigan, especially now in early autumn. Adults are fond of a variety of late-flowering asters found in these plant communities. The larvae, in contrast, feed on a collection of very different plants earlier in the year.

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About Jeremy Sell

Science and nature nerd.
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