Snow Peacock

(Anartia jatrophae)

PHOTO: Snow peacock butterfly
Native to: 

Southern United States to Bolivia and Argentina, including most Caribbean islands

Plant Association: 

Larvae feed on bacopa, ruellia, and lippia.

Interesting Fact: 

The genus Anartia is closely associated with Junonia and Precis. All three are sun-loving butterflies. The snow peacock is active mainly in the morning and can be easily seen when basking on the ground or on low foliage.