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White Peacock Butterfly (Anartia jatrophae)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Anartia
Species: jatrophae

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Belleair Bluffs, Florida
Boca Raton, Florida
Brooksville, Florida
Cape Coral, Florida
Citrus Park, Florida
Crystal Beach, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Golden Lakes, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Kenneth City, Florida
Lakewood Park, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Merritt Island, Florida
Miami, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Palm Coast, Florida
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Saint George, Florida
South Venice, Florida
Sunset, Florida
Timber Pines, Florida
Bayview, Texas
Doyle, Texas

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Member Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Vee8ch On Jul 30, 2006, Vee8ch from Palm Bay, FL
(Zone 9b) wrote:

Common throughout Florida but most widely seen in South Florida.
Lives along the edges of lakes, ponds, ditches, and canals. Can also be found in lowest areas of open fields where it feeds on low growing wildflower nectar.

Neutral sueatkins On May 5, 2007, sueatkins from Brooksville, FL wrote:

In my area, the white peacock lays its eggs on bacopa which tends to grow in roadside ditches. I'd like to know if spraying these roadside ditches for mosquito larvae affects this butterfly caterpillar at all. The butterfly might go unnoticed when just flying through your garden, even though it is white speckled with gold/tan spots depending upon the light. If you are lucky enough to observe it when resting, you will notice a beautiful sparkle to the speckled patterns.

Timer: 14.88 jiffies (0.14883708953857).


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