Peacock (Aglais io)
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2019 photographs highlighted in yellow. Click on any photograph to go to an enlarged picture, or simply scroll down the page.
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 subsequent years
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|