Tropical Buckeye (Junonia evarete)
The Tropical Buckeye 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, south Texas, and south Florida.
Wing spread: 1.75" - 2.25"
Host plants: Porterweed, stemodia, ruellia and lippia
Tropical Buckeye Butterfly ... wings open
Photos by and courtesy of Alan Schmierer