white peacock anartia jatrophae

- Image ID: B4P9H1
white peacock anartia jatrophae
Ricardo de Masi / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: B4P9H1
The White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae) is a species of butterfly found in the southeastern United States, Central America, and throughout much of South America. The males of the species display a unique territorial behavior, in which they stake out a territory typically 15 meters in diameter that contains larval host plants. They perch in this area and aggressively protect it from other insects and other male white peacocks
Location: long island new york
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