Peacock Butterfly

© Robert R Baillie

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Peacock Butterfly

The Peacock's (Aglais io) spectacular pattern of eyespots, evolved to startle or confuse predators, make it one of the most easily recognized and best known species. It is from these wing markings that the butterfly gained its common name. Undersides of the wings are very dark and look like dead leaves. A fairly large butterfly and a strong flyer with red wings with black markings and distinctive eyespots on tips of fore and hind wings. Although a familiar visitor to garden buddleias in .

Photo ID #726244

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