Marvelous mangrove buckeye

Pictured above is a mangrove buckeye (Junonia genoveva) that Bob Montanaro and I saw yesterday on the mosquito control dike at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area when he was taking photographs for educational posters for the soon-to-be completed Audubon House. As a caterpillar, mangrove buckeye butterflies feed on black mangrove (Avicennia germinans). Note the black mangrove pneumatophore (breathing tube), too.

To see Bob’s beautiful photograph of one of the wetland crossover bridges at the Oslo Riverfont Conservation Area, please visit Mangrove Passage on his blog.

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