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The Peacock butterfly has reddish wings, each with a single, large peacock-feather-like eyespot – used to scare predators. It is one of the commonest garden butterflies, found throughout lowland England and Wales. It is rarer in Scotland. Several seen today, along with Comma, Small Tortoiseshell and male Brimstones.

My first butterfly of the year to be photographed. Had a good day yesterday with 4 peacocks, 3 Small tortoiseshells and one Brimstone.

Vandaag in Heemtuin Muntendam

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro

Das Tagpfauenauge (Inachis io; Syn.: Nymphalis io) ist ein Schmetterling (Tagfalter) aus der Familie der Edelfalter (Nymphalidae). Das Tagpfauenauge ist Schmetterling des Jahres 2009.


The European Peacock (Inachis io), more commonly known simply as the Peacock butterfly, is a colourful butterfly, found in Europe and temperate Asia as far east as Japan. Classified as the only member of the genus Inachis (the name is derived from Greek mythology, meaning Io, the daughter of Inachus). It should not be confused or classified with the "American peacocks" in the genus Anartia; these are not close relatives of the Eurasian species.




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Kurz vor Sommerende noch ein frisch geschlüpftes Exemplar

Babočka paví oko,

Inachis io, Peacock, Tagpfauenauge, Babôčka pávooká, Paó de dia, Dagpåfugleøje, Päevapaabusilm, Pavo Real, Paon du jour,

Danje paunče, Vanessa io, Spungės, Nappali pávaszem, Dagpauwoog, Dagpåfugløye, Rusałka pawik, Dnevni paunovac, Neitoperhonen, Påfågelöga, Tavuskelebeđi

čerstvě vylíhnutý jedinec, fresh butterfly emerged in the morning

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peacock butterfly scales

Tagpfauenauge - Peacock Butterfly - Aglais io (Inachis io, Nymphalis io)


A Peacock taken at Ravensroost Wood, Minety, Wiltshire, UK on the 14th July 2019.

Die Falter erreichen eine Flügelspannweite von 50 bis 55 Millimetern. Sie haben eine rostrote Flügelgrundfärbung. Das unverkennbare und auffälligste Merkmal sind die an jeder Vorder- und Hinterflügelspitze gut erkennbaren, schwarz, blau und gelb gefärbten Augenflecken. Die der Vorderflügel sind innen deutlicher mit einem dunklen Fleck gefärbt. Daneben finden sich am oberen Flügelrand größere schwarze und weiße Flecken, die vom Flügelansatz bis etwa zur Mitte am Rand eng weiß und schwarz gemustert sind. Der Flügelaußenrand beider Flügelpaare ist breit graubraun, genauso wie der Körper und die Flügel um den Ansatz. Die Flügelunterseiten sind fein dunkelgrau und schwarz marmoriert.

Quelle :

danje paunče (inachis io) ...

Muchas gracias por vuestra visita y comentarios . Saludos.

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Another one from Corton Suffolk.

The Peacock is a familiar sight in gardens across the British Isles and is unmistakable, with quite spectacular eyes on the upperside of the hindwings that give this butterfly its name. These eyes must appear very threatening to predators, such as mice, that confront this butterfly head-on. In addition to camouflage and large eyes, the butterfly is able to make a hissing sound by rubbing its wings together that is audible to human ears.


Taken @ Kidwelly quay in evening sunlight


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Polder Krimpenerwaard, natuurgebied De Kwakels, mei 2019


Aglais (Inachis) io

NL: Dagpauwoog

E: European Peacock

D: Tagpfauenauge

F: Paon du jour

Noors: Dagpåfugløye.

Er is weer een nieuwe genratie


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Inachis io

In May, after mating, females lay their eggs in batches of up to 500. After a week or two the caterpillars hatch and spin a communal web in which they live and feed. As they grow the caterpillars increasingly live in the open.


They pupate alone, and adults emerge from July. The main priority is to feed-up before the winter hibernation in dark crevices, sheds and tree holes. Adults emerge again in spring to mate and breed.


Peacock caterpillars are black, covered with short spines and speckled with white spots. They are usually found on stinging nettles.


Adults drink nectar from flowers: one of their favourites is lavender. Caterpillars eat stinging nettles.

A Question mark of larva.


Peacock larva on Nettles. Something a little different!!


A place in the sun



Peacock butterfly

Inachis io

in de Krimpenerwaard (NL) mei 2020


Aglais (Inachis) io

NL: Dagpauwoog

E: European Peacock

D: Tagpfauenauge

F: Paon du jour



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