Attributes of Anartia jatrophae

White Peacock
Anartia jatrophae (Linnaeus, 1763)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Upperside is white with light brown markings and a double row of light crescents at the margins. Forewing has one round, black spot; hindwing has two. Dry season (winter) form is larger and paler; wet season (summer form) is smaller and darker.
Wing Span: 2 - 2 3/4 inches (5.1 - 7 cm).
Life History: Males patrol and occasionally perch to find females. Eggs are laid singly near the host plant or under its leaves.
Flight: Throughout the year in South Texas and the Deep South.
Caterpillar Hosts: Water hyssop (Bacopa), Ruellia, and Lippia.
Adult Food: Shepherd\'s needle (Bidens pilosa) in Florida; Cordia, Casearia, and composites in Central America.
Habitat: Open, moist areas such as edges of ponds and streams, along shallow ditches, weedy fields, parks.
Range: Resident from Argentina north through Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies to South Texas and southern Florida. Migrates and temporarily colonizes to central Texas and coastal South Carolina. A rare wanderer to North Carolina, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas.
Conservation: Monitor status of United States populations.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 27, 2015 CA Ivy (Jon C. Ivy) Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States December 08, 2015 Details
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November 26, 2015 pavelmelnichuk Sarasota County, Florida, United States December 03, 2015 Details
November 25, 2009 PONYRCR Jamaica October 20, 2015 Details
August 28, 2015 fitzclarke@bellsouth.net Chatham County, Georgia, United States October 15, 2015 Details
June 21, 2015 doublej Hillsborough County, Florida, United States October 13, 2015 Details
October 12, 2015 angel.pointe Polk County, Florida, United States October 13, 2015 Details
September 22, 2015 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States October 07, 2015 Details
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December 19, 2013 Forestwalker Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, United States August 06, 2015 Details
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June 21, 2015 4wildlife Lee County, Florida, United States June 28, 2015 Details
November 07, 2014 ncrosbyrd Hidalgo County, Texas, United States June 04, 2015 Details
May 19, 2015 Martin and Sara Texas, Nueces County, United States May 31, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 hdjones1@hotmail.com Hillsborough County, Florida, United States May 26, 2015 Details
May 23, 2015 peterogers15 Brevard County, Florida, United States May 25, 2015 Details
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