Junonia evarete

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West Indian buckeye
Tropical buckeye (Junonia evarete zonalis) J.JPG
J. e. zonalis
dorsal side Jamaica
West Indian buckeye (Junonia evarete evarete) underside.JPG
J. e. evarete
ventral side Tobago
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Junoniini
Genus: Junonia
Species: J. evarete
Binomial name
Junonia evarete
(Cramer, [1779])
  • Papilio lavinia Cramer, 1775
  • Papilio cortes Herbst, 1796
  • Papilio esra Fabricius, 1798
  • Junonia divaricata C. Felder & R. Felder, 1867
  • Junonia lavinia arenosa W.T.M. Forbes, [1929]
  • and others.

Junonia evarete, the Mangrove buckeye, West Indian buckeye or tropical buckeye, is a neotropical nymphalid butterfly found from Florida and the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, to tropical and subtropical South America. The type locality is Surinam, and numerous subspecies have been described. The synonymy is extensive, and older literature must be used with caution. The butterfly is easily confused with Junonia genoveva, which is also known as the mangrove buckeye.[1]


  1. ^ R. R. Askew and P. A. van B. Stafford, Butterflies of the Cayman Islands (Apollo Books, Stenstrup 2008) ISBN 978-87-88757-85-9, pp. 46-51

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