Buckeye Butterfly
( Junonia coenia )


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PHOTO COMMENT
Also known as the ?Peacock Butterfly,? this is another perching and patrolling butterfly. Its peacock-like eyespots distinguish it from other local butterflies. Two eyespots (one large and one small) appear on the hindwings; the forewings have just one. Eyespots may be used to startle predators, such as small birds. Males patrol low lying vegetation mixed with open area. Caterpillars are dark with branched spines. They feed on plantain, snapdragon and other plants.

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Junonia coenia
Common Name:Buckeye Butterfly
Life Stage:(L) larva

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Nymphalidae
Taxon Code:LEP00320

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Knowland Park, Knowland Park, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100108

RECOGNITION

BIOLOGY

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

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