A resident of the southern United States north along both coasts to central California and North Carolina, south to southern Mexico, plus Bermuda and Cuba. Adults from the south's first brood migrate north in late spring and summer thoughout most of the United States and parts of southern Canada.
Host plants include herbs in the snapdragon or figwort, plantain, verbena and acanthus families. The common buckeye's favorite nectar plants are composites including aster, chickory, gumweed, knapweed and tickseed sunflower. Dogbane, peppermint and other flowers are also visited. One of several butterflies that utilize turkey tangle fogfruit as a host plant.
Junonia coenia is a member of the Nymphalidae - Brush-footed butterflies family.
Other species of the Junonia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Junonia neildi - WEST INDIAN MANGROVE BUCKEYE
For more information on this species, visit the following link:
BugGuide.net page for this species
Date record last modified: Jun 05, 2020