From Audubon Society of Northern Virginia <[email protected]>
Subject Monday Nature Mystery
Date June 7, 2022 12:29 AM
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Can you guess what this is? Plus last week's answer and winner!

** June 6, 2022

Monday Nature Mystery

We are pleased to announce the winner of our last Monday Nature Mystery, Hope Woodward! Please email us your snail mail address and preference for a hat or tote bag to: [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Monday%20Nature%20Mystery%20Winner!)

Congratulations to Hope for correctly identifying the Common Buckeye butterfly, Junonia coenia. According to Insect Identification ([link removed]) , the Common Buckeye is a member of the diverse Brush-footed Butterfly family, related to the Monarch, Viceroy, Malachite, and the Fritillary subfamily. Their front legs are so short it can be difficult to see them, but they are covered in short bristles, or hairs, like a hair brush. These bristles are actually sensory organs, used for detecting smells and tasting!

Last Week's mystery: Common Buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia). Photo: Judy Gallagher

Each Monday we’ll post a new photo and identify the previous week’s winner. They’ll receive an ASNV hat or tote bag.

Be sure to post your answer on our Facebook page @AudubonVA ([link removed]) under the Monday Mystery not reply to this email with your guess! We only accept entries from our Facebook page, not via email.

Please remember to write the common name, being mindful of hyphens, uppercase and lowercase letters and always include the Latin name in parentheses. To learn more about bird names click here ([link removed]) .

Photo: Judy Gallagher

This week’s Mystery: I am sometimes mistaken for a moth, but I am a butterfly! Who am I?

Post your guess (please list both common name and Latin name) on our Facebook page @AudubonVA ([link removed]) under this week's Monday Nature Mystery. Remember, we only accept entries from our Facebook page, not via email!

Good luck!

-Audubon Society of Northern Virginia

Please note that we only accept entries on our Facebook page where they are date and time-stamped. Remember that if you need to correct your entry, you should make a new posting rather than correcting the old one so that we get a correct time stamp for your correction. Winners are limited to one prize every 90 days.

Also, don’t forget to sign up for these two great upcoming events:
* June 16: Butterfly Identification Workshop with Dr. Leslie Ries ([link removed])
* June 28: Author Event: “A World on the Wing” with NY Times Bestselling Author Scott Weidensaul ([link removed])


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