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.
 

Butterflies through Binoculars

   Jeffrey Glassberg; Marc C. Minno; John V. Calhoun
 A field, finding and gardening guide to the butterflies of Florida

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Butterflies through Binoculars
Butterfly enthusiasts, nature lovers, and curious general readers will perhaps be surprised to learn that Florida's butterfly fauna is unique--and that, until the appearance of this volume, there has been no adequate field guide for the butterflies of this region. This guide simplifies identification by illustrating only species found in Florida--using superb photographs of live butterflies coupled with detailed range maps and identification data. It also offers, with unprecedented detail, much information on flight times and abundances for each of five Florida subregions, including reports on 70 localities in which to find butterflies. Lastly, discussions of the foodplants for each species along with suggestions for attracting these species to one's garden make this work invaluable for all Florida gardeners interested in butterflies.


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