Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Godart's Peacock
Anartia lytrea (Godart, 1819)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Identification: Outer wing margins are scalloped; upperside is brown with a white median band on each wing.
Wing Span: 2 7/16 - 2 15/16 inches (6.2 - 7.4 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid singly on the host plant.
Flight: January-September in Cuba, strayed to southern Florida in late February.
Caterpillar Hosts: Lippia (Verbenaceae) in Cuba.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Disturbed scrubland.
Range: Resident of Cuba, Isle of Pines, and Swan Island. Has strayed once to the Florida Keys.
Conservation: Not required for a rare stray.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL
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