Saturday, June 13, 2009

Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

Butterflies have begun to visit the flowering Buddleia davidii. Yesterday morning, more than half a dozen Common Buckeyes were working the flowers.

Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

They were almost tame. They would fly to another flower if I got too close but then they would fly back in to a branch directly beside me. They are calm enough that I was able to take this shot with a macro lens.

Identification resources:
- West Central Georgia Butterflies by Michael Beohm: Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
- BugGuide:
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

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