Mangrove buckeye

Butterflies, Toni Robinson Wetland Trail









This mangrove buckeye butterfly (Junonia evarete) posed for me at the Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail. The larval food for this butterfly is black mangrove (Avicennia germinans):













As a result, you will see this butterfly in open areas near mangroves and salt marshes.

Below is a photo of a mangrove buckeye at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area on a female saltbush (Baccharis halimifolia) in flower, so you know that it must be a fall photo:







Note the bee nectaring on this pollinator-attracting plant at the bottom of the picture.

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