Junonia coenia – Common Buckeye

Caterpillar foods: Gerardia, Toadflax (Linaria spp.), and Plantain

Common Buckeyes don’t overwinter in Wisconsin, but they often move north into the state during the summer.   Toward the end of the summer I usually see one or two Buckeyes every day – resting on our gravel driveway.

Males have more angular forewings, and less rounded hind wings.

9/26/2010  male



9/5/2010 male


Buckeye caterpillar – 9/6/2010


Another view of the same caterpillar



Buckeye 7-8-13


9/18/2013  female

common buckeye 9-18-13



Common buckeye 8-26-10 1