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Posted by christie_sw_mo Z6 (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 29, 12 at 7:44

I spotted this butterfly clinging to the side of a cabinet in my laundry room a couple weeks ago after the weather had started cooling off. Its wings were closed and I didn't recognize what it was at first.

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RE: Stowaway

I thought it was something unusual so I went running for a container to catch it in, then came back, and when it opened its wings I was surprised. Just a Buckeye. I didn't realize their wings have a more rusty orange color in the fall so it fooled me.
Here it is with its wings open. Its easy to recognize this way.

RE: Stowaway

What beautiful pictures, Christie!

Their undersides are indeed of varying colors -

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