Common buckeye butterfly
The most striking visual features of the buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia) are its bold multicolored eyespots and chunky upper-wing bars, both of which are used to frighten predatory birds looking for a quick snack.
In addition to these outer wing characteristics, you can identify this insect from a profile view by taking note of the abstract dappling of brown, orange and beige on the underwings.
And where exactly can you find one of these specimens in the wild? Nearly everywhere in North and Central America, with the exception of the Pacific Northwest and the northern regions of Canada.