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Species Junonia coenia - Common Buckeye - Junonia coenia - male

Species Junonia coenia - Common Buckeye - Junonia coenia - Male
Niagara, Ontario, Canada
August 21, 2010
First time I've seen one of these - just beautiful!

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Species Junonia coenia - Common Buckeye - Junonia coenia - male Species Junonia coenia - Common Buckeye - Junonia coenia - male Species Junonia coenia - Common Buckeye - Junonia coenia - male Species Junonia coenia - Common Buckeye  - Junonia coenia - male

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Moved from ID Request.

Mr., can we have our butterfly back?
According to the Butterflies of the North Woods guide, these are migrants from southern United States and cannot over winter in northern regions. I've noticed a whole bunch of them for the first time here in the farthest northern part of Illinois (a tiny bit south of your latitude), so apparently they're taking advantage of unusually warm weather to travel. Keep your eyes peeled, there may be more on the way!

 
Buckeye
Certainly enjoyed having this 'stray' visitor & will scout around to see if more are about. It is a beautiful insect!! Thanks for the info!!

A Buckeye
Junonia coenia

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