Tropical Buckeye (Junonia evarete)

The Arizona Sister is a large brown butterfly with dominant eyespots and trailing orange and creme-colored wing edges. It can be found in tropical environments including fields, lowlands, and sandy islands. The butterfly's range includes areas of the southwestern United States and south Florida.

Wing spread: 1.75" - 2.25"

Host plants: Porterweed, stemodia, ruellia and lippia

Tropical Buckeye Butterfly ... wings open
Tropical Buckeye Butterfly ... wings open
Photos by and courtesy of Alan Schmierer