Monday, February 15, 2016

Buckeye Butterfly | Junonia


Buckeye Butterfly
The Junonia likes open areas with low vegetation and some bare soil. Junonia are commonly known as Buckeyes, Pansies, or Commodores.

Host Plants for Buckeye Caterpillar: Plants from the Plantain family (Plantaginaceae),  including Angelonia (Angelonia), snapdragon (Antirrhinum), toadflax (Linaria), and plantains (Plantago); and the Acanthus family including ruellia (Ruellia). 

Texas Native: Drummond's ruellia, Drummond's wild petunia (Ruellia drummondiana) is a larval host and nectar source LBJWC.

Nectar Plants: Favorite nectar sources are composites including aster, chickory, gumweed, knapweed, and tickseed sunflower. 

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