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The Peacock Butterfly (Aglais io) is of the family Nymphalidae which is in the genus Aglais. It overwinters as an adult with its wings closed and the dark cryptic under wing pattern help it avoid detection by predators.
Thursday, 6 June 2013
PEACOCK BUTTERFLY (Aglais io) at Broadmeadow Estuary, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Labels: Aglais io, Broadmeadow Estuary, butterflies, Butterflies of Dublin, Butterflies of Ireland, butterfly, Co. Dublin, dandelion, Fingal, Fingal Butterflies, Ireland, lepidoptera, Swords