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Inachis io


Inachis io
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Copyright: Karel Struna (Karl312) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 1 N: 19] (184)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Ericsson K750i
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-02 5:44
Viewed: 3844
Points: 0
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Inachis io - Peacock butterfly

The European peacock - or simply Peacock - (Inachis io) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe and Asia.
The butterfly measures about 5 cm (2 in) from wingtip to wingtip and is easily identified by its striking eye pattern on a ruddy background, although with wings closed the cryptically coloured dark underwings make it look like a dead leaf. The eyespots are reminiscent of those on the feathers of a peacock, hence the name. The eyespots are exposed when the butterfly is disturbed by a potential predator (such as birds) in an antipredator display in which the butterflies flick their wings open and make a hissing noise.(Wikipedia)

Another cell phone photo.


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