Peacock (Aglais io)
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This is probably the most beautifully-marked European butterfly. If it was a rarity, its beauty would probably be more appreciated. Curiously, in 2006 I hardly saw any in Var until late September, when they started to appear in reasonable numbers. In the next five years I saw it only occasionally in Var, and since then there have been virtually no sightings, hence the paucity of photographs.
|This species was previously known as Inachis io.|
a male, based its territorial behaviour.
hard to say what sex it is.
|38607||F||a rare (for me) sighting a an underside, probably a female based on body shape.||1820|