Nice sunny day in low 60's.
Common Buckeye, Junonia Coenia
Walking back to the car and this butterfly flew in and landed at my feet
I found this butterfly on the pavement as we were packing up from a day at Joe Pool lake. I was surprised he was still alive, but he was injured and unable to fly. The few missing parts of his wings didn't seem to be enough to prevent flight, but he had difficulty using his legs too, even though they were in tact. I enjoyed an extended photo session and found a grassy spot out of the wind to leave him. (Appears to be male based on the smaller size, long proboscis, and thinner black band on the bars.)
Short video clip of him moving his wings here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BBL4kDtgmyq/
Sunning by a park sidewalk.
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.