Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva / Junonia neildi)

Occurs in/near mangrove habitats in coastal Florida & Texas south into South America. There has been much confusion as to the proper scientific name for this taxon. For explanation, see: http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/junonia_g_genoveva.htm

A newly published study by Lalonde, McCullagh, and Marcus (J. Lep Soc 72(2), 2018) provides evidence that the Florida population of Mangrove Buckeyes are distinct from South American Mangrove Buckeyes, and that the Florida population should be called Junonia neildi.


Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva) Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Collier Co., FL
31 Dec 2011
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Collier Co., FL
31 Dec 2011

Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva) Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Collier Co., FL
30 Dec 2011
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Collier Co., FL
30 Dec 2011

Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva) Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Collier Co., FL
31 Dec 2011
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Monroe Co., FL
11 Aug 2003

Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva) Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Collier Co., FL
31 Dec 2011

Hiding among the dead leaves...


Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva) Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Collier Co., FL
31 Dec 2011

Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva) Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Collier Co., FL
23 Dec 2013
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Collier Co., FL
23 Dec 2013

Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva) Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Collier Co., FL
23 Dec 2013
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Collier Co., FL
23 Dec 2013

Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva) Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Ten Thousand Islands NWR, Collier Co., FL
4 Feb 2015
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Ten Thousand Islands NWR, Collier Co., FL
4 Feb 2015

Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Ten Thousand Islands NWR, Collier Co., FL
4 Mar 2017
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Ten Thousand Islands NWR, Collier Co., FL
4 Mar 2017

Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Ten Thousand Islands NWR, Collier Co., FL
4 Mar 2017
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Ten Thousand Islands NWR, Collier Co., FL
4 Mar 2017


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