I live in Connecticut and late this NOVEMBER, the 27th, a single adult Junonia coenia came to my front door to sun itself. It was clearly a new emerged adult, with the late summer/fall rose red coloration on the hindwing undersides. I brought it inside as it would certainly die in a day or two here in Connecticut (too cold). I am wondering if anyone knows more about the lifespan of the last generation of J. coenia?
· Scott mentions adults live a couple of weeks in nature and up to a month in the lab.
· Opler mentions the late summer/fall generation may live much longer than the other generations.
My buckeye is now tattered and worn, but still alive after 70 days, surviving on a feeding of sugar water almost daily.