Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1247394

Tropical Buckeye
Junonia evarete

Observation date: May 02, 2020
Submitted by: DLD
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny Warm Day~80's, sipping water of a verbena leaf
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 07, 2020
Coordinator notes: Taxonomy of buckeyes is quite complex and under ongoing study. The names available here in BAMONA probably are not adequate. That said, your photo suggests a hybrid between Common and Tropical buckeyes, but leaning toward Tropical. Thanks for submitting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County