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Peacock Butterfly

Inachis io

Flies March - October

So called because of the Peacock like 'eyes' on the wings. Rarely, the eyes have no internal marking. The butterfly overwinters as an adult.

Butterfly food plants
Budleia, Common Ragwort, Common Thistle, Hemp Agrimony, Scabious.

Caterpillar food plants
Stinging Nettle

Picture by Kev Varley
Caterpillar of Peacock
Picture by Ann


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