|Copyright: Rimantas Kisielius (rimas)
|Date Taken: 2008-05-11|
|Camera: Canon EOS 300 D|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-05-06 10:17|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Peacock (Inachis io) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe and Asia. It is the only member of the genus Inachis. The species is resident in much of its range, often wintering in buildings or trees. It therefore often appears quite early in spring.|
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 underwings make it look like a dead leaf.
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