Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1238311

Common Buckeye
Junonia coenia

Observation date: October 24, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen struggling (flapping its wings furiously in all manners) really hard down in some tall prairie grass along a path at the off-the-leash dog park. Finally settled down, and I realized what it was doing was fighting its way out of , or thru, a spider's web, and it did. And then it rested with its wings outstretched for awhile. Large in size (initially thought it was a Common Wood Nymph). Weather: Cloudy skies, 46 degrees, 65% humidity.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: October 24, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County