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White Peacock Butterfly - Anartia jatrophae - Anartia jatrophae

White Peacock Butterfly - Anartia jatrophae - Anartia jatrophae
Naples, Collier County, Florida, USA
August 12, 2005
Size: 3.5 inch wingspan?
There were a few of these fluttering around the butterfly garden. I don't recall having seen them before, and haven't been able to identify them yet using my local butterfly guides. Any help would be appreciated.

Looks like a white peacock - Anartia jatrophae. See here.

Looks good to me
A White Peacock it is! This is listed in my Butterflies of Florida/Daniels guide, but looks completely different there - so much more orange that I flipped right past it. Thanks for your help.

crop image
I don't recognize the butterfly species but it would help if you cropped the image so we see more of the insect and less background (also applies to your other photos). Making the insect almost fill the frame would allow us to see details without having to load the full-size image. Thanks.

closer crop
OK, I can try to do that.
New crop

That's much better. Alternatively, you could have replaced the original with the cropped version, so there wouldn't be two images. The larger-dimension image is redundant now that the cropped image is posted. You can replace images at any time by choosing Edit and - using the same file name - overwriting the old image with the new.

Allrighty then.

For some reason I am not seeing an "edit your comment" link on my prior "closer crop" comment in order to delete the link to the redundant image I just deleted, though.

comments vs images
You can't edit a comment after someone replies to it, but you can edit an image at any time.

I see!
How interesting. Thanks for the clarification.

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