Junonia coenia

Common Names: Common buckeye
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Butterflies

The bold pattern of eyespots and white bars on the upper wing surface is distinctive in much of its range. The eyespots likely serve to startle or distract predators, especially young birds.

Adults feed on nectar and also take fluids from mud and damp sand. Males perch on bare ground or low plants, occasionally patrolling in search of females, but they are not territorial.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.