Common buckeye caterpillars and chrysalides on Texas blacksenna (Seymeria texana). Four or five individual blacksennas at this site had the caterpillars. The Scrophulariaceae family is listed as having host plant species for the common buckeye.
On this plant with painted lady and hairstreak
I saw the buckeye fly across the Morgan Trail.
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.