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Tan and Rust Colored Butterfly
September 27, 2009
Hi,
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.
Thank you!
Sheri
Northeast Missouri

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hi Sheri,
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.

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