Wild Florida Photo - Anartia jatrophae

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Anartia jatrophae

WHITE PEACOCK

Florida native

 

This white peacock butterfly was among several feeding on the nector of Phyla nodiflora along the Peace River. Anartia jatrophae are members of the brushroot family of butterflies and favor moist and swampy areas. The small-flowered, low-growing plant is known as frog-fruit or carpetweed and is found throughout the state in damp sandy soils.
One of several butterflies that utilize turkey tangle fogfruit as a host plant.

 
Anartia jatrophae is a member of the Nymphalidae - Brush-footed butterflies family.
 


















Date record last modified:
Aug 07, 2016