Subject: Butterfly vs Wasp vs ???
Geographic location of the bug: Southwest Florida
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
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.”