Butterfly - Peacock
Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 24th August 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Peacock  Butterfly

Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 7th August 2019 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens. Fact File
Taken at Caerlaverock on 10th October 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

Taken near Kilspindie Golf course in Aberlady on 2nd September 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

Underwing
Taken at Ardmore Point on 14th August 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Peacock Butterfly
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 2nd September 2017 using 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 .
Species:
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.