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Hampshire and
Isle of Wight Branch

Peacock - Aglais io

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 1597
Agassiz No.: 59.026

The Peacock's 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. Although a familiar visitor to garden buddleias in late summer, the Peacock's strong flight and nomadic instincts lead it to range widely through the countryside, often finding its preferred habitats in the shelter of woodland clearings, rides, and edges.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

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More detailed information on this species can be found on the UK Butterflies website.


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