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yesterday in the garden, The Netherlnds
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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.
The Peacock butterfly has brownish-red 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. This worn example was seen in my garden on 15th October 2020.
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I was surprised to find when I identified this butterfly that it was a peacock butterfly, Aglais io with its wings closed. The drab colouration of the underwings is such a contrast to the patterns on the upper wings shown in the first comment. It is resting on a common nettle, Urtica dioica.
The caterpillars of peacock butterflies feed on common nettles. The adult butterflies feed on the nectar of a variety of flowers.
Taken in a field managed for conservation at the smaller of the two Rytons in Shropshire, England.
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Out for a stroll in the Hertfordshire countryside, I happened upon a patch of creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense) bordering an open grassland. There were dozens of peacock butterflies (Aglais io) and other species feeding and willing to pose for the camera.
Even the “dark side” of the Peacock butterfly is beautiful if you get close enough
Peacock Butterfly searching for nectar at Kilnsea Wetlands. (686)
On buddleia in the garden
One of the more common butterflies we see around here. For some reason, this variety seem to stay close to the ground, often seen just sitting in the grass
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A Peacock Butterfly showing off it's four "eyes". If startled, a resting Peacock will flash open it’s wings to reveal the eyespots to deter potential predators. Taken at Staveley.
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Seen at a Local Nature Reserve near Hull,
The Peacock's spectacular pattern of eyespots evolved to startle or confuse predators, make it one of the most easily recognized and best-known species.
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Taken handheld with manual focus, great fun running around trying to capture the perfect moment.