Peacock (Aglais io)

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14459_sex?_UK Buckinghamshire_15Mar09 13674_sex?_Lozère_21Aug08 38607_female_Pyrénées-Orientales_17Jul15

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 last five years I have seen it only occasionally in Var.

This species was previously known as Inachis io.
ref sex

observations

alt. m
14459 M

a male, based its territorial behaviour.

90
13674 ?

hard to say what sex it is.

1450
38607 F a rare (for me) sighting a an underside, probably a female based on body shape. 1820

 

14459_sex?_UK Buckinghamshire_15Mar09

 

13674_sex?_Lozère_21Aug08

 

38607_female_Pyrénées-Orientales_17Jul15