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Common Buckeye - Junonia coenia
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Common Buckeye - Brier Island, NS - 2012-09-17
Photo © Ken McKenna
Status in Nova Scotia
Rare migrant: 4 records. Three recent records are from White Point, Queens Co., Brier Island and Hartlen Pt.

Flight Period
The four records are for August 26, 1954, Sept 8, 2010, August 9, 2012 and Sept. 17, 2012.

Weedy areas where the foodplants are found.

Larval Foodplants
From Layberry: "The larval foodplants in Canada are plantain (Plantago spp.) and plants in the figwort family (Scrophulariaceae), especially toadflax (Linaria spp.), gerardia (Gerardia spp.), and snapdragon (Antirrhinum spp.)."

Similar Species in Nova Scotia

With climate change this southern species may be expected more often in the province.

Further Reading