Mating - there were dozens at this location.
Spotted alongside road, possibly stunned or dead from vehicle contact. Wings partially folded.
Tiny spring Buckeye, the size of a quarter
Tiny. Size of a nickel...
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.