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Species Junonia genoveva - Mangrove Buckeye - Hodges#4442.1

Mangrove Buckeye - Junonia genoveva - male A Type of Satyr? - Junonia genoveva - male Tropical or Mangrove buckeye ? - Junonia genoveva Mangrove Buckeye? - Junonia genoveva Mangrove Buckeye - Junonia genoveva Mangrove Buckeye - Junonia genoveva Buckeye - Junonia genoveva buckeye - Junonia genoveva
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Nymphalinae (Crescents, Checkerspots, Anglewings, etc.)
Tribe Junoniini
Genus Junonia (Buckeyes)
Species genoveva (Mangrove Buckeye - Hodges#4442.1)
Hodges Number
4442.1
Size
50-55mm wingspan
Identification
Dorsal, brown with eyespots on both FW and HW. Compare with Common Buckeye and Tropical Buckeye.

Ventral, brownish with indistinct markings. Compare with Common Buckeye, and Tropical Buckeye.
Range
Coastal south Florida, and south Texas.
Habitat
Black mangrove swamps and adjacent clearings.
Season
All year, with multiple broods.
Food
Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans) - Acanthaceae
Remarks
Many sources will have Mangrove Buckeye (J. genoveva), and Tropical Buckeye (J.evarete) reversed. See comments regarding this confusion under the Info section for the genus Junonia.

note that the names Junonia evarete and Junonia genoveva are reversed in some of the references cited (and the distributional data is confused at the Nearctica web site); so, look at the common name (Mangrove Buckeye) to find this one. However, the information given is still helpful.
Print References
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Works Cited
1.Butterflies of the East Coast : An Observer's Guide
Rick Cech, Guy Tudor. 2005. Princeton University Press.
2.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.
3.Butterflies through Binoculars: Florida
Jeffrey Glassberg, Marc C. Minno, John V. Calhoun. 2000. Oxford Press.