Observed at Bamberger Nature Park while waiting for wife, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law... They're out shopping, and I'm outside! :)
From past files . Nectaring on Coyote Brush .
From past files . Near Silver Spring ( about 2700 feet in elevation ) .
Interesting day with my Buddies here. Saw E. ausonides, P. marginalis, A. sara, V. atalanta,
P. acmon and only THIS BUCKEYE sat still. Conclusion? Spring as sprung and all the boys are looking for girls. ( Well, not All of them...)
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.