White Peacocks (Anartia jatrophae
) are true brush-foot
They are found throughout peninsula Florida in open areas near water. During the cooler months they are found only in south Florida. They sip flower nectar and are attracted to Spanish needles
Adult butterflies have a wingspan of 2-2.3". They are darker in the summer.
, and wild petunias
serve as hostplants.
Pale yellow eggs are laid singly near the hostplant or on the underside of the hostplant's leaves. The caterpillars are black with silver or white dots and many spines. The chrysalis is light green with small black dots.
More photos of White Peacocks
are in the Photo Gallery
All photographs and images Copyright © 1997-2005 Marianne Cowley All Rights Reserved
Copyright © 1997-2005 Marianne Cowley
All Rights Reserved