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Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
common buckeye wings open DESCRIPTION: WS=1.4-2.25" (36-58mm). Upperside brown with three eyespots on each forewing. Largest eyespot is within white bar on forewing. The middle-sized eyespot has magenta half circle on upper half.
Family Nymphalidae, Subfamily Nymphalinae.
NATURAL HISTORY: Adults fly all year. Larvae eat variety of plants (e.g., monkeyflower). Lower photo: judging by the nips out of this individual's wings, it has had some close calls with birds. This demonstrates the function of the eyespots to misdirect attacks by predators to the fake "head."
common buckeye wings up

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