Subject:  Butterfly vs Wasp vs ???
Geographic location of the bug:  Southwest Florida
Date: 07/26/2018
Time: 11:05 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this butterfly on a shrub near home and cannot figure out the name.  Have only seen once but am curious has different colors (off white, brown and gold) than what I usually see.
How you want your letter signed:  Elaine

White Peacock

Dear Elaine,
This pretty butterfly, which we identified on BugGuide, is a White Peacock,
Anartia jatrophae, and according to BugGuide:  “Resident from Argentina north through Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies to South Texas and southern Florida. Migrates and temporarily colonizes to central Texas and coastal South Carolina. A rare wanderer to North Carolina, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas.”

Location: Southwest Florida

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