Junonia genoveva, Mangrove Buckeye

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Adult female

Adult female

Description: 26-31 mm. This species is larger than the other buckeyes. It has a pale orange forewing band. This species is drab brown in color and the upper hindwing eyespot is either the same size as or only slightly larger than the lower one. The ventral side is largely drab uniformly brown.

 

Habitat and Distribution: Local to areas that have black mangroves. This species lives in coastal South Florida, the Bahamas and the Antillies Islands. It has been found in most of the Keys

 

Host Plant: Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans)

 

Natural History: Adults can be found all year long in the Keys and can be locally abundant. 

 

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