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Anartia jatrophae2 white peacock Butterfly are very common in Central America and the Caribbean, as well as southern Texas and Florida. Small numbers can also be found in North Carolina, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas.  White peacock butterflies are commonly found in warm, open, weedy areas such as fields or parks where water is abundant -usually in the form of a pond or stream. Adult butterflies are often seen along roadside ditches where host plants are abundant. Caterpillars require Bacopa monniera as a food source. As adults, white peacock butterflies feed on shepherd's needle, white hyssop, matchheads, wild Petunias, cordia, casearia and composites. Anartia jatrophae,Detail,Florida,Geotagged,Single,Spring,United States,White Peacock,Wild,Wild life,nature,photo by T.G,white peacock Click/tap to enlarge

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white peacock Butterfly are very common in Central America and the Caribbean, as well as southern Texas and Florida. Small numbers can also be found in North Carolina, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. White peacock butterflies are commonly found in warm, open, weedy areas such as fields or parks where water is abundant -usually in the form of a pond or stream. Adult butterflies are often seen along roadside ditches where host plants are abundant. Caterpillars require Bacopa monniera as a food source. As adults, white peacock butterflies feed on shepherd's needle, white hyssop, matchheads, wild Petunias, cordia, casearia and composites.

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The White Peacock is a species of butterfly found in the southeastern United States, Central America, and throughout much of South America.

The males of the species display a unique territorial behavior, in which they stake out a territory typically 15 meters in diameter that contains larval host plants. They perch in this area and aggressively protect it from other insects and other male white peacocks. .

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by nomad2326
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Uploaded Jul 9, 2016. Captured Apr 16, 2016 09:38 in 2800 FL-84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, USA.
  • NIKON D3200
  • f/6.3
  • 1/800s
  • ISO200
  • 190mm