Inachis io - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

NYMPHALIDAE

Nymphalinae

Las Descargues, 31 July 2009
Inachis io Adult

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© Robin Howard

Inachis io (Linnaeus, 1758)

Peacock Butterfly
Le Paon-du-jour

Wingspan: 56-63mm

A trivoltine species on the wing from late February to November. Widespread throughout the region in meadows and woodland margins up to 2500m.

Larva feeds on Urtica dioica.

 

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