Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Unknown Butterfly

This Butterfly is unknown no longer thanks to Lynne at Hasty Brook!

Thanks Lynne!

White Peacock (Anartia Jatrophae) are true brush-foot butterflies found throughout the Florida peninsula. They are often found in open areas near water. I found this one right outside the building I work in. The adults have a wingspan of two to just over two inches.



Thanks for stopping by,

Craig Glenn

14 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I'm not good at butterflies, but paging through Kaufman's butterfly field guide, it looks a bit like a White Peacock (pg 209).

Craig Glenn said...

Thanks Lynne!

Always good to know the names of the critters we stalk!

Craig

dAwN said...

Beautiful butterfly Craig..I have never seen white Peacock before! Glad Lynne Could ID it..I am excited to be meeting her in MN at a Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp outing.
Hope we can someday meet as well!

Craig Glenn said...

Thanks Dawn,

I look forward to your return to Fl so we can do an outing with the group here!

Craig

cindyzlogic said...

Craig, haven't visited your blog in a while...but glad I did today! That's a beautiful butterfly. I just posted a pic on my blog of a butterfly,too, and a fellow blogger helped me identify it : ) The only knowledge I had before of butterflys is the Monarch.

Craig Glenn said...

Hi Cindy!

Long time no hear from...

Glad you stopped by and hope to hear from you soon. I am on my way over now to check out your new post. I don't know why it did not show up on my google reader...

Craig Glenn

Elaine said...

That is a beautiful butterfly. Much different than we see here in Alaska.

Craig Glenn said...

Thanks Elaine!

I look forward to seeing some Alaskan butterflies on your site!

Craig

fishing guy said...

Craig: That is a beauty, there are so many butterflies that I have a hard time guessing the name.

Larry said...

I'm in the habit of looking at butterflies for the last couple of years-why not? They're beautiful creatures and have very distinctive markings.

Tina said...

Beautiful butterfly..and nice shots, Craig!
I just bought Kaufman's book on butterflies..I will have to look this one up..as noted by Lynne!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a very pretty,yet subtle butterfly.The muted colors look great.
Blessings,Ruth

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A lovely find Craig. Butterflies can be so confusing to identify sometimes.

Leedra said...

Craig, I cannot comment on your blog from the computer I comment the most from because you are set as embedded. I know alot of people have this same problem with embedded. Have you thought about changing to full screen or half screen? I don't follow you like I used to because I cannot comment most of the time.

The White Peacock is very common in Florida, but is not in Tennessee. I photograph the White Peacock almost everytime I visit Florida. I have one on my door of butterflies I posted about a couple of weeks ago. Glad somebody else did id it for you.

I just hope this comment goes since I typed so much.