Common Buckeye Butterfly (Junonia coenia)

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

This beauty is a generalist choosing a variety of plant host species.

Larval host: 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

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

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3 comments
    • Loret said:

      eloquently stated, Charlie! Thanks!

  1. Nothing “common” about it – beautiful!

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