Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1377818

Common Buckeye
Junonia coenia

Observation date: April 09, 2024
Submitted by: Craig M Lipski
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On a single plant w/ J. stemosa and J. neildi. High 70s, misty/foggy, light breeze.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: April 10, 2024
Coordinator notes: Craig, Jeff Gesell forwarded me the article you sent him from iNaturalist on Junonia sp. in South Texas, and after reading it I'm sure that you were correct about this sighting all along when you suggested it was J. coenia. I modified the identification accordingly. Very interesting article, too; clearly all our US Mangrove Buckeye identifications are wrong. JRains
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Cameron County