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Common Buckeye Larva (Junonia coenia) On Agalinis purpurea near the edge of an overgrown backyard habitat.<br />
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Ughhh I suck at photographing spiny caterpillars! :D<br />
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Ughhh I suck at photographing spiny caterpillars! :D<br />
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Ughhh I suck at photographing spiny caterpillars! :D<br />
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Common Buckeye Larva (Junonia coenia)

On Agalinis purpurea near the edge of an overgrown backyard habitat.

Ughhh I suck at photographing spiny caterpillars! :D

Common Buckeye Larva (Junonia coenia) On Agalinis purpurea near the edge of an overgrown backyard habitat.<br />
<br />
Ughhh I suck at photographing spiny caterpillars! :D<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66261/common_buckeye_larva_junonia_coenia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66262/common_buckeye_larva_junonia_coenia.html Common Buckeye,Geotagged,Junonia coenia,Summer,United States

Common Buckeye Larva (Junonia coenia) On Agalinis purpurea near the edge of an overgrown backyard habitat.<br />
<br />
Ughhh I suck at photographing spiny caterpillars! :D<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66261/common_buckeye_larva_junonia_coenia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66263/common_buckeye_larva_junonia_coenia.html Common Buckeye,Geotagged,Junonia coenia,Summer,United States

    comments (7)

  1. Wow, such beauty from close! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you! I wish I had captured it better! I'm so unskilled with photographing the critters with multiple spines! Posted 2 months ago
      1. C’mon, these pics are excellent! :-) Posted 2 months ago, modified 2 months ago
        1. Awww! Well you have certainly made me feel a bit less insecure! :D Posted 2 months ago
          1. Just being honest :-) Posted 2 months ago
  2. your spines are just lovely, don't feel anything bu happy about them, it is a real beauty Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks, Annette! Posted 2 months ago

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The common buckeye or simply, buckeye, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in southern Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia and all parts of the United States except the northwest, and is especially common in the south, the California coast, and throughout Central America and Colombia. The sub-species ''Junonia coenia bergi'' is endemic to the island of Bermuda.

Its habitat is open areas with low vegetation and some bare ground. This species and its relatives were.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Sep 13, 2018. Captured Sep 12, 2018 04:12 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.5
  • 1/160s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm