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Peacock butterfly

The Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) is a widespread butterfly species, found in Europe and temperate Asia, as far east as Japan. It has a wingspan of 50–55 mm (2.0–2.2 in). The base-colour of the wings is a rusty red, and at each wingtip it bears a distinctive eyespot, which has been much studied for its role as an anti-predator mechanism.

Photo: Korall

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