Butterfly - Peacock
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Taken at Berwick on 2nd September 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 

Underside
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 9th August 2017with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode
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Taken at
Baron's Haughon 2nd September 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5in macro mode.
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Taken at Barns Ness on 13th may 2015 with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode Fact File
Caterpillar
Taken at Aberlady on
1st July 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Butterfly - Peacock .
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Aglais io
Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae

Food:




Description:





Wingspan:

Habitat:
The caterpillars' food plants are nettles and
sometimes hops. Adults feed on nectar from
flowers such as thistles and buddleia. During
late summer they will also feed from over-ripe
fallen fruit.

The upper wing is mostly red with black markings
and a large yellow and purple eye spot at the tip.
Lower wings are red with a dark blue eye spot
surrounded by a white ring. The butterfly's body
is dark reddish brown and usually covered in shiny
hairs.
The underside is dark-brown or black
Male: 63 - 68 mm. Female: 67 - 75 mm
Almost anywhere in U.K. Hibernate in outbuildings.