Brushfoots: Common Buckeye
Junonia coenia

Common Buckeye Sightings
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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Common Buckeye
Howard County, MD. September 28, 2011

The Common Buckeye is a beautiful butterfly with very large eye spots and two orange bars near the edge of the forewing.

Common Buckeye
Anne Arundel County, MD. October 20, 2013

Upperside view.

Common Buckeye
Howard County, MD. August 16, 2012

Underside view.

Common Buckeye
St. Mary's County, MD. October 4, 2013

The underside of the hindwing is rose colored (or "rosa") in the fall brood rather than tan. Sometimes this color can be quite extreme!

Common Buckeye
Dorchester County, MD. September 9, 2012

Common Buckeye caterpillar.