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Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)) - Junonia neildi - male

Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)) - Junonia neildi - Male
Big Cypress Swamp, Collier County, Florida, USA
August 23, 2009
Please confirm

please make sure to move your pix from ID Request once a satisfactory ID has been obtained -- otherwise they clog the ID Request, which is why most experts are reluctant to ever go there

Moved from ID Request.

Mangrove Buckeye (J. genoveva)
Sorry! I did not know that was allowed by just anyone.

anyone can move his own pix; editors are able to move anyone's -- but this is really grueling task to clean up the ID Request putting away hundreds and hundreds of pix that belong elsewhere.

feel free to contact me privately with any questions you may have. =v=

Looks like a Mangrove Buckeye to me too
Problem is that some literature calls them J. evarete, some J. genoveva. Here J. evarete is used for the common wide-ranging species (but maybe not quite so common in Florida), and J. genoveva for the Mangrove Buckeye. There is some discussion about this on some of the other entries and under the "Info" section for the genus and species.

Based on wing shape, I'd say you've got a male here.

Mangrove Buckeye (J. genoveva)
Idle wishing on my part. Never having photographed either - Tropical or Mangrove - I was wishing for a Tropical. I'll settle for a Mangrove this time.

Thank You, David.


for most people, the Mangrove Buckeye would be the rare prize. It's only found near Mangroves, and likely in North America only in Florida. The Tropical gets around a little more, and even seems to blend into the Common Buckeye to the north, so you can see it all across the southern tier of states (especially in south Texas, and in a darker form west from there).

A lot depends on where one is.

Oh, and you're welcome.

Mangrove Buckeye

There were mangroves in a nearby. pond and all along the Tamiami Canal. And Shark Valley is not that far away.

I guess some people are never satisfied!


No, but it's probably the Mangrove Buckeye
if the orange in the light band is not an artefact of your photo

Mangrove Buckeye
It is orange and after looking at the range of the Tropical, I must have had a Mnagrove inmy viewfinder. One always looks for the Zebra in a heard of horses!



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