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
Translations
babočka paví oko
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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.
Mr Chisholm said the area has a nettle patch which supports butterfly eggs, including those of the Peacock butterfly.
Sightings of the common seven-spot ladybird and the peacock butterfly have been notably sparse in the North of England and in Scotland compared with 2012, and records of tree budburst are lagging behind other years, the Woodland Trust said.
FINE AND DANDY: Today's photo is of a peacock butterfly by reader Michael Connor
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.
Peacock butterfly and, left, a Holly Blue butterfly
Red Admiral A pair of large blue butterflies and a swallowtail A peacock butterfly feasts on the flowers of a buddleia
A peacock butterfly, which is among the threatened species, sitting on a buddleia
Some multi-image shots mounted imaginatively on CD cases in the opening section of the show include Lunch Time (a munching squirrel), Water Droplets (on a rose), a peacock butterfly, a piece of woodland, a robin, a girl on a swing and a football tackle.
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