Common Buckeye (below) by rhoing

Common Buckeye (below)

This brushfooted butterfly is so colorful, striking, and unmistakable when its wings are down, but not-so-much when its wings are up. I initially thought this might be an Emperor so I'm pleased I figured out it is instead this "temporary colonist" at my latitude.

Confirmed as “Junonia coenia” or “Common Buckeye” at:

Species pages—
» BugGuide,

[ IMG_3727S900x675tm :: 250mm ]
What an interesting phenomenon!
November 13th, 2018  
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