Common Buckeye

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park.

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Common name [Link is to BAMONA] (wingspan range in inches) Occurrence level & flight period.
Habitat. Typically visits (for nectaring). Larval host plants.


Common Buckeye (1.6–2.75") Common: L-May thru E-Oct Dry weedy fields Lance-leaved goldenrod Plantain, foxglove
Common Buckeye

July 30, 2016
Meadowbrook Park
Kevin Heffernan

Common Buckeye

August 23, 2006
Centennial Park
June Tveekrem

Common Buckeye

September 19, 2010
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Common Buckeye

October 7, 2011
Font Hill Wetland Park
Annette Allor

Common Buckeye

F & M
Septmber 20, 2011
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Females are usually larger; in late summer they are darker on the underside than males.

Common Buckeye

July 26, 2010
Annapolis Rock (PRSP)
Scott Berglund

Common Buckeye

May 28, 2011
UMDCF
Nancy Magnusson

Common Buckeye

August 16, 2010
Ellicott City
Bonnie Ott

Common Buckeye

September 21, 2007
Centennial Park
June Tveekrem

Common Buckeye

Late season female
September 22, 2011
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Common Buckeye (chrysalis)

Chrysalis
September 27, 2011
Western Regional Park
Bonnie Ott