Butterflies - Mid Wales

Peacock

A peck through the eye! Birds instintively peck at the eyes of insects to kill them. Many species of butterflies have evolved fake eyes to fool bird predators. In this one, the ploy has worked and the butterfly got to live another day.

Name: Peacock

Latin: Inachis io

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: Wales

Food plant: Stinging Nettles

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