Common Buckeye

unknown butterfly
Location:  Baltimore, Maryland
September 25, 2010 7:40 pm
Hi. I saw this butterfly on the side of the house and don’t know what it is. I was thinking either a relative of an Admiral butterfly or Painted Lady. Can you tell me what kind of butterfly it is?
Signature:  Wendy

Common Buckeye

Hi Wendy,
We wanted to verify that this really was a Common Buckeye,
Junonia coenia, so we found a matching image on Bugguide.  The closed wing view in your photograph does not reveal the iconic markings of this lovely butterfly in the family Nymphalidae, the same family as the Painted Lady and Red Admiral.

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