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White Peacock - Anartia jatrophae

White Peacock - Anartia jatrophae
Fort Morgan, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
October 14, 2011
This White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae) was observed at Fort Morgan, located at the tip of Mobile Point at the mouth of Mobile Bay Alabama. Is it unusual to see this species as far North as this location? Most of the Bugguide reports of this butterfly are from Southern Florida with a few from extreme Southern Texas.

They are known to sometimes stray far afield,
and where there are food plants, they can breed and start temporary new populations that might last until the weather takes them out.

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