Species Page: Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

Buckeye

Junonia coenia (Hubner, [1822])

Family: Nymphalidae

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

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Similar Species: None

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