White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: A few records from the immediate coast, plus a 2006 record from mainland Hyde County. This is a southern stray, breeding in Florida and migrating sparingly to Georgia and the southern coast of South Carolina.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Of casual occurrence. There is at least one pre-1992 record from the Buxton area, according to the Opler/Nekola maps. Harry Legrand, Jr. saw one at Buxton/Frisco on November 21, 1992, and Trip Dennis saw one in July 1995 at Portsmouth Island. Derb Carter photographed one at Fort Fisher on July 19, 1998, Greg Schneider saw one (a different individual?) at the same site on August 15, 1998, and Bob Cavanaugh photographed one on the Carteret County mainland on August 12, 2002. Cavanaugh had another in Carteret County on September 3, 2006, and Ricky Davis photographed one at Lake Mattamuskeet on October 21, 2006.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Apparently all year in the Deep South. Date(s) of the first NC record is not known to Natural Heritage Program, but the known dates range from July to November.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.