West indian mangrove buckeye
Black mangrove buckeye
Synonym(s): Junonia genoveva neildi
This buckeye butterfly is found in coastal areas of central and south Florida and also coastal Georgia. The range extends south throughout the entire South American continent.
Living up to its name, this butterfly likes to inhabit area of black mangrove plants.
The upperside of mangrove buckeyes are tan with two pairs of eyespots on both the forewings and hindwings,
Previously known as Junonia genoveva or Junonia genoveva subsp. neildi, the North American and Caribbean butterflies are now considered Junonia neildi and Junonia genoveva is only applied to those in South America.
Junonia neildi is a member of the Nymphalidae - Brush-footed butterflies family.
Other species of the Junonia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Junonia coenia - COMMON BUCKEYE
For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Bugguide.net page for this species
Date record last modified: Nov 23, 2021