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Buckeye Butterfly

Image: Mike Habeck

The Buckeye is a butterfly that occurs over much of the United States. They are present year round in most of the south, while northern populations are migrants. Here in Indiana they are often common in late summer. Buckeyes have a wingspan of about two inches, and those wings contain conspicuous spots that may deter some predators. The larvae feed on many different host plants.