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


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


Shown on Florida Native Plant: Spanish Needles (Bidens alba)



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