Perfect Peacock

This is one of my very favourite butterflies. It is called the Peacock Butterfly (Inachis io), for obvious reasons. It is a very common garden visitor, especially when my Buddleia’s are flowering, but it is not a fussy eater and it will be attracted to most nectar-rich flowers. This one happened to be an early riser, coming out of hibernation in early spring and finding my Large-leaved Saxifrage to feed on.

Photographs taken March 2014, rear garden, Staffordshire.

6 thoughts on “Perfect Peacock

  1. Oh my gosh! What a gorgeous butterfly. Pete, you have the most amazing garden to attract such lovelies. I’m envious of all that colour. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Pam πŸ™‚ That will do it πŸ™‚ That’s why I keep the buddleias even though they do grow to quite a height.


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