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Tropical Buckeye

The Tropical Buckeye (Junonia evarete) is a large brown butterfly with dominant eyespots and trailing orange and creme-colored wing edges. It can be found in tropical environments including fields, lowlands, and sandy islands. The butterfly's range includes areas of the southwestern United States, south Texas,  and south Florida.

Wing spread: 1.75" - 2.25"

Host plants: Porterweed, stemodia, ruellia and lippia

Tropical Buckeye Butterfly ... dorsal view
Tropical Buckeye Butterfly ... wings open

Tropical Buckeye Butterfly ... wings open

Tropical Buckeye Butterfly ... wings open

Tropical Buckeye Butterfly ... ventral view
Tropical Buckeye Butterfly ... ventral view

 

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