Common Buckeye

Here is Junonia Coenia, aka The Common Buckeye, mentioned in my previous story snippet "Out Hunting" (The post just before this one). I think the bold eyespots make this butterfly really stand out and stick in the mind. They're not as common out here as the swallowtails, but they show up often enough that getting …

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Time for another pretty thing. This is Limenitis Archippus, also known as the Viceroy (It looks a lot like the Monarch, but it is not one). This particular one had a broken wing, but still gave me some really good poses in the afternoon sun.