Brushfoots: Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 1.63" - 2.75"|
|Habitat:||Fields, meadows, open areas|
|Occurrence Level:||Common wanderer|
|Flight Period:||Late May to early October|
|Larval Host Plant:||Plantain, foxglove, figwort, vervain|
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The Common Buckeye is a beautiful butterfly with very large eye spots and two orange bars near the edge of the forewing.
The underside of the hindwing is rose colored (or "rosa") in the fall brood rather than tan. Sometimes this color can be quite extreme!