Along the Summit Trail.
we found a buckeye butterfly on the trail really still and it let us pic it up and. It seemed cold and the weather was really cold. Did not look frighted by us. when we found it the wings were closed then they opened when we pic it up. the wing spand was 4-5 inch. the body was about 1 inch to an 1 and a half. we found it o the trail neer the grass land.
The common buckeye or simply, buckeye, (Junonia coenia) 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.