Guadeloupe, Petit-Canal, Pointe-à-Retz, 12-IV-1998.

Junonia genoveva (Cramer, 1782)

Nymphalidae Nymphalinae

Tropical Buckeye


Junonia evarete and Junonia genoveva are confused (under the name evarete) in many works until 1985 (Turner P.W. & Parnell J.R., 1985, J. Res. Lep., 24: 142-153).

Biology and distribution

Larva on Stachytarpheta (Verbenaceae), Ruellia tuberosa and Blechum (Acanthaceae) in Jamaica (Turner & Parnell, 1985).

One of the commonest butterflies in Guadeloupe and Martinique.
St-Martin, St-Bartholomew, les Saintes, Marie Galante.

Throughout the Antilles.

Florida, and from Central America to the north of South America.


Similar species

Junonia evarete Weak eye-spots on hindwing underside, reduced white patch around the large eye-spot on upper forewing..

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