Junonia coenia (Hubner, )
Status: Breeding stray, numbers vary yearly
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: The Common Buckeye is southern in distribution and is a permanent resident as far north as the southern United States. From there they stray north, sometimes as far as southern Canada. In Nebraska they have been found statewide.
Broods/Flight Times: Strays have arrived as early as June 10 but are more numerous as the season progresses
Larval Hostplant(s): Buckeye larvae feed on a wide variety of plants including plantains, figworts and vervains. In urban gardens larvae have been found feeding on snapdragons, foxgloves and veronicas.
Habitat: If not on flowers adults are often found in low open areas, often on bare ground where they are difficult to approach.
Overwintering: This butterfly does not survive winters in our area