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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.
Sunday 2 August 2020
PEACOCK BUTTERFLY (Aglais io) caterpillars or larvae feeding Nettles at Lullymore West Bog, I.P.C.C. Nature Reserve, Lullymore, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Labels: Aglais io, Bog of Allen, butterfies, Butterflies of Europe, Butterflies of Kildare, butterfly, Co. Kildare, Ireland, Irish Butterflies, Lullymore, Lullymore West Bog, Peacock Butterfly