buckeye

buckeye (Junonia coenia) Adult food: nectar Host plants (caterpillar food): species in the families of plantain (Plantago), snapdragon (Antirrhinum), toadflax (Linaria) and acanthus (including Ruelia spp.-wild petunia) Overwintering stage: adult; some fall southern migration on the east coast; in the north, overwintering adults do not generally survive the cold and first brood in south emigrates northward in the spring to repopulate