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Butterfly on Eigg

Observed: 23rd July 2009 By: nigelmottramnigelmottram’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Butterfly observed on a path at Cleadale on Eigg

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Peacock butterfly
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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Species interactions

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Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

eyes

Nigel, I think the reason you can't see two pairs of eyes is that your Peacock is holding its front wings so they are swept back over the hind wings, thus covering up the pair of spots that are on the hind wings.

Once butterflies emerge as adults they don't do any more growing, so you can't have a juvenile butterfly (or at least you can, but if it's a juvenile it is either an egg, a caterpillar or a pupa!).

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