Wild Florida Photo - Junonia coenia

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Junonia coenia


Florida native


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.

Butterflies through Binoculars

   Jeffrey Glassberg; Marc C. Minno; John V. Calhoun
 A field, finding and gardening guide to the butterflies of Florida

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Butterflies through Binoculars
Butterfly enthusiasts, nature lovers, and curious general readers will perhaps be surprised to learn that Florida's butterfly fauna is unique--and that, until the appearance of this volume, there has been no adequate field guide for the butterflies of this region. This guide simplifies identification by illustrating only species found in Florida--using superb photographs of live butterflies coupled with detailed range maps and identification data. It also offers, with unprecedented detail, much information on flight times and abundances for each of five Florida subregions, including reports on 70 localities in which to find butterflies. Lastly, discussions of the foodplants for each species along with suggestions for attracting these species to one's garden make this work invaluable for all Florida gardeners interested in butterflies.

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Aug 07, 2016

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