Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

Living image of a BuckeyeFamily: Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies).
Geographic Distribution: North America.
Wingspan: 50-60 mm (2-2.5 in).
Larval host plants: Plantains (Plantago spp.).
Habitats: Generally in fields and along shorelines.
Identification: Buckeyes have very characteristic eyespots that make them easily identifiable, although the markings can be variable.
Small image of a Buckeye specimen
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