|Buckeye caterpillars come in various forms but usually have an orange head, a black body with white and orange side stripes, and spiky blue spines along the top. More spines grow from orange bumps along the sides. Click to enlarge.|
Buckeyes are found in fields of flowers, open ares, roadsides, gardens, and parks. I saw dozens of adults and caterpillars this weekend while walking in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge on the New Jersey coast near Atlantic City.