Butterflies from Beverly Bowen

Butterflies from Beverly Bowen

Anartia jatrophae – White PeacockFamily: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae) Subfamily: True BrushfootsWing span: 2 – 2 3/4 inchesLarval plants: – Water hyssop (Bacopa), Fogfruit, RuelliaEggs are pale yellow, laid on various host plants including ruellia and water hyssop. Caterpillars are black and spiny, with silver spots. Chrysalis green, darkening with age.Flight: Throughout the year. We sometimes take them for granted but most …

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