Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Statewide, occurring in every county. Ranges onto the Outer Banks, and probably to the higher mountains.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Very common in the Coastal Plain; common to very common in the eastern and southern Piedmont; fairly common to common in the upper Piedmont; uncommon to fairly common in the mountains. The species appears to be partly migratory, with an increase in butterflies from August to October. Over 50 individuals can be seen in a day in Coastal Plain and Piedmont counties in the fall.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Several broods (at least three); the species has a continuous presence in NC from mid-March to mid-December. Abundance increases in August, remaining very numerous well into October; a few can be seen on warm winter days.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) 09/22/05 · Ashe County, NC
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) 09/22/05 · Ashe County, NC