Description
The Peacock is a dark reddish brown with black and yellow markings with a large lilac blue eye-like spot on each wing. The underside is mostly black. Both the male and the female look alike.

 

Peacock (Inachis io)

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Underside

Where to sight species

This butterfly is usually found where there is a good supply of flowers. A frequent visitor to the parks and gardens.

 

Brighstone, Limerstone, Nettlecombe, Ventnor.

 

© Zoe Hughes
Sighting Times
Early to Mid-Spring and Mid-Summer to Early Autumn.

 

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