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.
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.
Broods/Flight Times: Strays have arrived as early as June 10 but are more numerous as the season progresses.
Overwintering: As adults and larvae but not this far north.
Habitat: When not at flowers the Buckeye favors open areas where it may prove difficult to approach.
Avg. Wingspan: 1 5/8 – 2 3/4 inches
Similar Species: None