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White Peacock Butterfly
 
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White peacock butterflies are southern creatures, more at home where it's warm. Like Florida, particularly South Florida. Its range extends from Argentina to South Texas and South Florida (although its found pretty much throughout the peninsula). Rarely it's been spotted further north. It likes moist places — you'll find it flying low to the ground along ditches, canal banks, pond edges and roadsides. Host plants include water hyssop, ruelia and lippia. Wingspan can measure as long as 2.75 inches. The white peacock's scientific name is anarta jatrophae.

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