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Peacock butterfly

Inachis io

Description:

Striking red butterfly with large eyespots.

Habitat:

Deciduous woodland and surrounding fields.

Notes:

Eyespots are used to startle predators when attacked giving the butterfly the chance to escape.

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2 Comments

Doryreed
Doryreed 10 years ago

Thanks!

AnnMerciaPease
AnnMerciaPease 10 years ago

Great shot!

Doryreed
Spotted by
Doryreed

England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Apr 13, 2011
Submitted on Apr 27, 2011

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