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With its large eyespots on both the forewings and hindwings and bright orange bars within the forewing cell, this species is easy to recognize. 


Open areas, especially weedy fields, but also prairie, beaches and gardens.

Flight Period

Throughout warm weather.

Caterpillar Foodplants

Mainly plants in the figwort family (Scrophulariaceae), but also plants in other families. 

Scientific Information

Scientific Name - Junonia coenia