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Tropical Buckeye
Junonia genoveva
Nymphalidae

Description:
Medium sized butterfly measuring up to 2 1/4" in length. The upperside is brown in color with a wide white band and a lower eyespot on forewing and upper eyespot on hindwing. The underside is brown.
Range:
North America, West Indies, Central America, South America
Habitat(s):
Open lowlands including fields, brushlands, sandy islands.
Reproduction:
Eggs are laid on the host plants.
Food:
Caterpillars feed on leaves of host plants. Larval host plants include: Blue porterweed (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis).
Comments:
For more information and images visit Butterflies and Moths of North America.


 


Beryn Harty
Beryn Harty
Beryn Harty