Thursday, July 29, 2010

Junonia coenia--Common Buckeye

Finally, a butterfly in the butterfly blog! It is dead and in a spider web, but hey, at least it is something. And it didn't move, so it was easy to get a picture of it. This is the underside of the wing, but those orange blotches look just like the orange quote marks on the Common Buckeye, so it must be a buckeye. I have see quite a few flying lately, they seem to be a late season butterfly. I should go out and look for eggs and caterpillars. I have found that the caterpillars tend to hide in the dirt during the day, and walk up the seedheads at dusk. Maybe tonight, after I get done with work, I can go hunting.

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