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Peacock

Inachis io

Description:

The butterfly has a wingspan of 50 to 55 mm. The base-colour of the wings is a rusty red, and at each wingtip it bears a distinctive, black, blue and yellow eye-spot. The underside is a cryptically coloured dark-brown or black (Photo 2). There are two subspecies, I. io caucasica (Jachontov, 1912) found in Azerbaijan and I. io geisha (Stichel, 1908) found in Japan and the Russian Far East.

Habitat:

Semi-rural, open grass field.

Notes:

Spotted 5 of these butterflies looking like newly enclosed feeding on thistle a flower. A cocoon of this species can be seen here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/361...

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17 Comments

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Rubens!

Rubens Araujo
Rubens Araujo 8 years ago

Wonderful !

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Kranti!

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 8 years ago

very beautiful !

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks outsidegirl0!

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 8 years ago

oh gee, that is so pretty!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks RiekoS!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Beautiful.

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thank you, Mona!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Very beautiful..

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Frederic!

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 8 years ago

Nice one!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks Seema and Adarsha!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

What a color! Very suitable name :)

Seema
Seema 8 years ago

so pretty!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Thanks YukoChartraw!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Stunning!

FaredinAliyevski
Spotted by
FaredinAliyevski

Region Hovedstaden, Denmark

Spotted on Aug 3, 2013
Submitted on Aug 3, 2013

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