peacock butterfly


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peacock butterfly

n
(Animals) a European nymphalid butterfly, Inachis io, having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot
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Noun1.peacock butterfly - European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespotpeacock butterfly - European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot
brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
genus Inachis, Inachis - a genus of Nymphalidae
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Fluttering by A Peacock butterfly at Perchy Pond in Wishaw, sent in by Angie Reynolds
"A few precious moments spent watching a stunning red admiral or peacock butterfly feeding amongst the flowers in my garden never fails to bring me great pleasure.
"A few precious moments spent watching a stunning red admiral or peacock butterfly feeding among the flowers in my garden never fails to bring me great pleasure.
He said: "A few precious moments spent watching a stunning red admiral or peacock butterfly feeding among the flowers in my garden never fails to bring me great pleasure.
As I approached the cliffs near Cattersty Gill, I was delighted to see a peacock butterfly fluttering by.
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'Peacock butterfly in my garden' sent in by |Peter Surtees from Bedworth
Our gardens could be the Peacock butterfly's lifeline, by providing nectar-rich plants and leaves for caterpillars
Bunting pounds 15 and teacup pounds 12 from Laura Ashley, yellow bold spot ice cream pot from a set of 4 from Marks &Spencer pounds 12, Peacock Butterfly garland from Past Times pounds 8.
I was really made up to see this and a lady stopped to look at what I was staring at and commented: "It's a lovely butterfly, oh, they are so rare!" My sister said when I later told her: "Perhaps this butterfly was acting out the part in Madam Butterfly!" Whatever reason, the peacock butterfly took centre stage on Monday this week in Liverpool city centre!
The peacock butterfly went from being common up until the 1820s to very rare, but is now one of the most abundant in the region.