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Junonia found on Sanibel

By Staff | Apr 23, 2019
PHOTO PROVIDED
PHOTO PROVIDED

John Reisenweber, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, found his first junonia on April 8 near the Sanibel Lighthouse just off shore. His wife, Erin, explained that it was probably appropriate that his found it as he is a trained marine biologist, although he not presently working in the field. She added that it was funny because she read about the rarity of the shell before their trip and how excited shellers get when they find one – which her husband knew none of. Reisenweber reported that they were in the water shelling a few feet from one another when he said, “This one’s pretty.” She looked over and her mouth dropped open when she saw he had found a junonia. Other shelters in the area were amazed and took photos of her husband and the prized shell. It was the Reisenwebers first time on Sanibel.