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The Peacock Butterfly (Inachis io)

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There are many more well-known butterflies in this family. In Western Europe the Peacock is one of the most beautiful common butterflies. The 'eyes' on the wings have one purpose only: to deter enemies. The eye resembles the tops of tail feathers of a peacock, hence the name. Many species of butterflies and moths have similar 'eyes'.
More detailed information about this species in the near future.



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