Monday, 22 April 2013

Peacock Butterfly

I have seen a few Peacock Butterflies on the wing already this Spring, but this was the first one I was able to find pitched. This is another species that lives over winter and like the Small Tortoiseshell does not colonise and flies over the countryside. It does frequent woodland more so than the Tortoiseshell.

The Peacock (Inachis io)




12 comments:

  1. Seen quite a few here also over the past few days. A bit of warmth has made things more spring like.

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  2. Nice shots Roy, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your butterfly pics in the summer ahead :-)

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  3. Glad you found one open! They have such beautiful wings. Lovely!

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  4. Nice to see some Butterflies at long last Roy! I'm worried for the Orange Tips though. We don't have any Ladies Smock flowering or even showing yet!

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    1. I think I caught sight of a female yesterday, but it was only a glimpse and I can't be sure Jen. No I have certainly not seen any L/Smock.

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  5. Hey Roy..They are so colorful, but looks like he had a hard winter!!
    Looking forward to seeing your lovely butterfly photo's !! It's time for them!!
    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG. He is in reasonably good shape compared to some you see at this time.

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  6. Well spotted Roy. I've seen quite a few on the wing over the last couple of days. Brimstone and Small Tortoiseshell too. Sadly no Orange Tip as yet!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks thanks Trevor, yes that's the next one on the list.

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