Tan and Rust Colored Butterfly
September 27, 2009
I’m having no luck identifying this butterfly. I took this photo in a conservation area along the Mississippi river. Any help you can offer will greatly be appreciated.
We believe your butterfly is a Common Buckeye, Junonia coenia. The dorsal view is quite distinctive. The ventral view has more subtle, and somewhat variable markings, but we matched your photo to an image on BugGuide.