White Peacock Butterfly – (Anartia jatrophae)
The White Peacock Butterfly is white with brown markings and has orange margins around its wings. It has one black spot on it forewing and two black spots on its hindwings. I spotted this White Peacock while walking along a trail in the Bird Rookery Swamp in Naples. The butterfly can usually be found along pond edges, wetlands areas, canal banks, and roadsides. It’s larval host plants are the water hyssop and frogfruit. Visit the Florida Museum of Natural History to learn and see more butterflies and wildflowers.