The Peacock Theme
I wish a Happy New Year to all my friends and colleagues! The beautiful peacock butterfly (Inachis io) is a well-known and instantly recognisable species thanks to its unique patterning. The stunning eyespots, which earn this species its common name, frighten predators, or divert birds from attacking the body.
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Spotters guide to butterflies
When you think of butterflies, you tend to think of long lazy summer days, floral gardens and idyllic sunshine. But in fact Britain has approximately 59 species of different butterflies many of which, with a keen eye you can spot throughout the year. This is something great to do if you love bird spotting, as it adds to your collection.
BBC Earth on Instagram: “#EarthCapture by @andrewcooperbc The peacock butterfly (Aglais io) can be found throughout Europe and as far East as Japan. The butterfly…”
26.5k Likes, 128 Comments - BBC Earth (@bbcearth) on Instagram: “#EarthCapture by @andrewcooperbc The peacock butterfly (Aglais io) can be found throughout Europe…”