Common Buckeye Butterfly (Junonia coenia)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Common Buckeye Butterfly (Junonia coenia)

Fly low to the ground and dont like people getting too close. A generalist as far as larval hosts

Range: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Junonia-coenia

Larval hosts include: Plantain (Plantago spp.), False Foxglove (Agalinis fasciculata), Florida Toadflax (Linaria floridana), Blueheart (Buchnera americana), Twinflower (Dyschoriste oblongifolia), Frogfruit (Phyla nodiflora)

Learn: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wildflower/completebutterflydata.asp?id=33

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