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Observed: 21st August 2010 By: jak385
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
jak385’s reputation in Invertebrates
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) interacts


anonymous spotter's picture

Aglais io

I've agreed with the identification that uses Inarchis as the generic name, but I can find several references to this beast where "Aglias" is cited. It's not clear which one is the current favourite: I'm sure one of the i-SPotters will know!

Michael Skelton's picture

Aglais io

I have recently seen a check-list used by Butterfly Conservation Europe, dated May 2010, that places the Peacock in Aglais. It's really just a matter of opinion. Quot homines tot sententiae!

DavidHowdon's picture

On iSpot

Although I would tend to take the view that on a system like iSpot which has a built in taxonomic database it is probably best to stick to using the taxonomic name used by iSpot itself - that will probably all link up better.