Species Page: White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)

White Peacock

Anartia jatrophae (Linnaeus, 1763)

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Very rare stray

NENHP Rank: Not listed

Range: Central America north to southern Texas and Florida. Strays from there.

Larval Hostplant(s): Water Hyssop (not found in our area).

Broods/Flight Times: Year round in its home range.

Overwintering: Flies throughout the year in its home range.

Habitat: Strays may be found anywhere.

Avg. Wingspan: 2 – 2 3/4 inches

Found at:

Similar Species: None

Notes: Nebraska records come from two life-long observers, Irwin Froemel in Columbus and Doug Long in Furnas County.