Peacock butterfly at NWT Hickling Broad, Nick Goodrum 1/3
Peacock butterfly, Elizabeth Dack 2/3
Peacock butterfly on nettle, Sam Hall 3/3

Peacock butterfly Aglais io

Peacocks are large butterflies with a wingspan of 63-75 mm with the males larger than the females. They ae probably one of the easiest butterflies to identify because of the warning eye spots on its wings.

Conservation status

Peacock butterflies are common and do not have any conservation concerns.

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Did you know? The peacock butterfly is able to create a hissing sound by rubbing its wings together in order to ward off predators.
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