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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/66263/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/66262/common_buckeye_larva_junonia_coenia.html Common Buckeye,Geotagged,Junonia coenia,Summer,United States

    comments (2)

  1. This shot is gorgeous! But, I totally feel your struggle about photographing hairy/spiky cats! I’m not sure if you saw this already, but check out the comments Ferdy made on this caterpillar that I shot earlier this summer...He gave some good tips - and, make sure to check out the blog post he wrote about it. It was so helpful!

    White-marked tussock moth caterpillar - Orgyia leucostigma This caterpillar has been frustrating me for several years now. Each summer, I try to get a sharp, side profile shot of it, and every year, I fail. This is my best attempt so far, so I decided to post it and will keep trying until I get a clear shot.<br />
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Bright red head, yellow middorsal tufts on A1-A4, and a black middorsal stripe that is flanked by yellow subdorsal stripes. It was about 3 cm long.<br />
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 Spotted in a deciduous forest. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63376/white-marked_tussock_moth_caterpillar_-_orgyia_leucostigma.html Geotagged,Orgyia leucostigma,Summer,United States,White-marked tussock moth,caterpillar,orgyia
    Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you, Christine! It is so frustrating! 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 04:11 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm