White peacock butterfly

Anartia jatrophae

White peacock butterfly

Anartia jatrophae
Least Concern
Anartia jatrophae

Characteristics and Behavior:

The White Peacock Butterfly has a wingspan of 2 to 2.5 inches and features a white color with black, orange, and brown markings. This species will sometimes appear to have a light blue hue to the upper wings. The underside of its wings is light brown with small white spots. The butterfly's flight is erratic, and it often hovers in place while searching for nectar. The males of this species can be distinguished from females by the presence of a black scent gland on the hindwing.



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