Common Buckeye

(Junonia [Precis] coenia)

Common Buckeye
Native to: 

Southern United States and north along the coasts to central California and North Carolina; south to Bermuda, Cuba, and Mexico 

Plant Association: 

Larvae feed on plants from the Scrophulariaceaefamily including snapdragon (Antirrhinum) and toadflax (Linaria). Adults feed on nectar from aster, chickory, gumweed, peppermint, and other flowers.

Interesting Fact: 

Caterpillars and adults overwinter but only in the south. The markings or “eyespots” are probably used to scare away predators.