Anartia jatrophae

White Peacock

Basic Information

General information

Family: Nymphalidae
Sub Family: Nymphalinae
Estimated Lifespan 14 Days

Garden Specific Information

Estimated Number In Flight: 0
Total Number of Pupae Received: 5271
First Flown On: 11/26/02
Last Flown On: 12/10/19

Species Range:

  • NorthAmerica
  • SouthAmerica

Host plants:

  • Ruellia occidentalis
  • Bacopa monniera
  • Blechum
  • Ruellia
  • Lippia
  • Bacopa
  • Lindernia

Food Source

The White Peacock feeds on nectar from a variety of flowers.


This butterfly can be found in most moist, weedy habitats.

Life history

Females lay eggs singly on the flowers and leaves of the host plant.


This species can be found in flight year-round.

Fun Facts

The White Peacock is the most common and widespread distributionally of the five species in the Anartia genera.