Common Buckeye Buckeye Butterfly Lifecycle Junonia coenia

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
Common Buckeye butterfly caterpillars feed upon
a variety of host or larval food plants.
buckeye Junonia coenia chrysalises large and small
buckeye butterfly caterpillar eating cudweed Junonia coenia
buckeye butterfly Junonia coenia caterpillar eating ribgrass or english plantain
The Buckeye Junonia coenia butterfly chrysalis on the left was fed on cudweed.
The chrysalis on the right
was fed on plantain.
A Buckeye butterfly caterpillar
eating cudweed.
A Buckeye butterfly caterpillar
on plantain.
buckeye butterfly eggs Junonia coenia
buckeye butterfly caterpillar in Florida on false foxglove Junonia coenia
buckeye butterfly larva on ruellia or wild petunia Junonia coenia
Common Buckeye eggs on
plantain Plantago lanceolata.
A Buckeye larvae eating
False Foxglove Agalinas purpurea.
Wild ruellia Ruellia caroliniensis is a host plant for Buckeye Butterflies Junonia coenia.
buckeye butterfly caterpillar eating blue toadflax leaves Junonia coenia
buckeye butterfly caterpillar eating philippine violet Junonia coenia
mexican or summer petunia
Buckeye larva on Blue Toadflax
Linaria canadensis.
A shorter toadflax Linaria canadensis
is also used by Buckeyes.
A Buckeye larvae eating
Phillipine violet Barleria cristata.
Bloom colors: light purple or white.
Mexican Petunia Ruellia brittoniana is a host plant for
Buckeye Butterflies.
Bloom colors: Purple, white, and pink.
white mexican or summer petunia
buckeye butterfly caterpillar eats mexican or summer petunia Junonia coenia
mexican or summer petunia with pink blooms
Mexican Petunia varies from shorter plants, such as this white blooming ruellia, to a taller variety which grows to four feet tall.
A Buckeye larvae has been eating Mexican Petunia.
Mexican Petunia pink blooms.
mexican or summer petunia with red blooms
mexican or summer petunia with red blooms
twinflower, buckeye butterfly host plant
Red Mexican Petunia Ruellia elegans Buckeye host plant.
Close view of the bloom of Ruellia elegans, Red Mexican Petunia.
Twinflower Dyschoriste oblongifolia is a host of Buckeye butterfly larvae.
firecracker, a buckeye butterfly host plant
red firecracker, a buckeye butterfly host plant
upright firecracker plant
Close view of the bloom of Firecracker Russelia equisetiformis host plant for Buckeye caterpillars.
Firecracker Russelia equisetiformis, host for Buckeye Butterfly.
A different variety of Firecracker with larger leaves only at the base of the plant, Russelia sarmentosa.
wild florida plantain
green shrimp plant, host for buckeye butterfly caterpillars
firecracker
A species of wild native Florida plantain, host plant for Buckeye butterfly.
Green Shrimp Blechum brownei (with White Peacock Butterfly Eggs) is a host plant for Buckeye butterflies as well as for White Peacock and Malachite butterflies.
Firecracker Russelia sarmentosa in bloom.
buckeye butterfly drinks nectar from butterfly bush Junonia coenia
buckeye butterfly caterpillars eat butterfly bush leaves Junonia coenia
firecracker plant and buckeye butterfly larva Junonia coenia
An adult Buckeye drinking nectar from Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii.
Buckeye larvae (caterpillars) eating the leaves of Butterfly Bush.
Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii doubles as a host plant although it is not often used in a garden.
Buckeye caterpillar on Firecracker Russelia sarmentosa.
buckeye butterfly caterpillar molt Junonia coenia
buckeye butterfly caterpillar Jing to pupate Junonia coenia
buckeye butterfly pupa or chrysalis Junonia coenia
A Buckeye caterpillar has molted. Its old skin is still on the stem behind it.
The caterpillar will turn around and eat this old skin.
A Buckeye caterpillar hangs in a 'J', preparing to pupate.
A Buckeye pupa (also called chrysalis).
buckeye butterfly on cosmos Junonia coenia
buckeye butterfly covered with dew Junonia coenia
buckeye butterfly tattered wings Junonia coenia
A Buckeye drinks nectar from cosmos.
In the early morning, a Buckeye butterfly is covered with dew. When the sun touches the butterfly, it will open its wings and turn its back to the sun to warm its body.
Tattered butterflies, like this tattered Buckeye, are able to fly and function normally with up to 2/3 of their wings missing.
buckeye butterfly has large eye spots Junonia coenia
buckeye butterfly with tear shaped eye spots Junonia coenia
buckeye butterfly wings often shine with bright blue in sunlight Junonia coenia
Variation in Buckeye patterns and colors vary slightly. This Buckeye has a wide black line on the body side of its large eyespots on its upper wings.
This Buckeye has teardrop shaped
large eyespots on its upper wings.
Blue is easily visable on the top of the front wings of this Buckeye.
buckeye butterfly closeup of a wing eyespot Junonia coenia
buckeye butterflies mating or pairing Junonia coenia
buckeye butterfly caterpillar face or head Junonia coenia
A closer view of the top wing of a Buckeye butterfly.
Buckeye adults pairing.
Buckeye caterpillar (larva) face.
buckeye butterfly and a spider Junonia coenia
buckeye butterfly chrysalis pupa with chalcid wasp Junonia coenia
buckeye butterfly chrysalis pupa and a predatory stink bug enemy Junonia coenia
A spider makes lunch
out of a Buckeye butterfly.
A chalcid wasp has exited
this Buckeye pupa.
A predatory stink bug has pierced a Buckeye chrysalis for supper.