Recognize this beauty? Give us a guessing the comments and this week I promise I will be back to post the answer!
Eyes, eyes, eyes! This Common Buckeye has eyes, what you humans call butterfly spots…
on the forewings and the hind wings…viewed from the top…
…and the undersides!
In summertime the Buckeye is found throughout most of the United States sipping nectar from composites. But the surest way to attract any butterfly to your yard is to plant vegetation the caterpillars eat. The adult Common Buckeyes lay their eggs on host plants in the snapdragon and plantain families. Give them a try next year!