Butterflies - Mid Wales

Peacock butterfly

One of our brightest butterflies. The Peacock can rival any of our tropical butterflies that we display and we are fortunate that it is one of our more common garden species. It is able to roam over large areas of land in search of nectar and food resources.

Name: Peacock

Latin: Inachis io

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: Wales

Food plant: Stinging Nettles

Peacock pecked through the eyelet