“Dorsal” view: Gotcha! by rhoing

“Dorsal” view: Gotcha!

Another (or the same?) Common Buckeye in our backyard garden: wings open, from above. While I didn’t get a good, wings-down shot in the past two days, s/he couldn’t have posed any better than this!

Identification from the BAMONA page — http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Junonia-coenia — "Upperside is brown. Forewing with 2 orange cell bars and 2 eyespots; part of white subapical band appears in the largest, lower eyespot. Hindwing has 2 eyespots; upper one is largest and contains a magenta crescent. Underside of hindwing is brown or tan in the wet season (summer) form and rose-red in the dry season (fall) form."

It’s fascinating to me (particularly after reading a book on cellular evolution) how specific these characteristics are (and, therefore, how specific are the biological/physiological “instructions” programmed in the DNA):
• forewing has 2 orange cell bars and 2 eyespots
• part of white subapical band appears in the largest, lower eyespot
• upper hindwing eyespot is largest and contains a magenta crescent

A year ago (“Photo treasures”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-08-10
August 11th, 2012  
Great detail and shot! Love their pattern.
August 11th, 2012  
lovely shot!
August 11th, 2012  
this is beautiful
August 11th, 2012  
Seriously stunning shot
August 11th, 2012  
August 12th, 2012  
Beautiful capture, Thom
August 12th, 2012  
thats a beauty!
August 12th, 2012  
I love the symmetry of the butterfly.
August 12th, 2012  
Beautiful, Thom - such great focus and color - love this!
August 12th, 2012  
Wonderful capture of a beautiful creature!
August 13th, 2012  
Beautiful. I love the cleard details.
August 13th, 2012  
The focus and closeup is amazing! The colors are very striking!
August 16th, 2012  
Beautiful! I have Buckeyes everywhere right now.
August 17th, 2012  
Great colors!
September 5th, 2012  
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