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Butterflies – White Peacock – Anartia jatrophae

Butterflies – White Peacock – Anartia jatrophae

A butterfly on a bush

Above photograph from our trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic in November 2009.

The White Peacock is a relatively small (5 cm) butterfly that can be seen in Mexico, Central America, South America, the southern-eastern USA and Texas and some of the Caribbean Islands. It is often included in live exhibitions in butterfly conservatories. Like a number of other butterfly species, it will ‘migrate’ northward during the summer months but it can not survive the winter temperatures in the northern areas of this migration range.

In the wild, this butterfly has multi-generations per year and for this reason can be seen in all seasons in its warmer ranges.

 

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