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  • Anartia jatrophae
  • White Peacock
  • Nymphalidae
  • Ruellia occidentalis, Bacopa monniera, Blechum, Ruellia, Lippia, Bacopa, Lindernia
  • Southern US, Mexico, Central and South America
  • The White Peacock feeds on nectar from a variety of flowers.
  • This butterfly can be found in most moist, weedy habitats.
  • Females lay eggs singly on the flowers and leaves of the host plant.
  • This species can be found in flight year-round.
  • The White Peacock is the most common and widespread distributionally of the five species in the Anartia genera.