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European Peacock - Aglais io

European Peacock - Aglais io

A colorful butterfly with uniquely colored large eyelike circles. This butterfly is of European origin established in the Montreal area recently. It appears early in the spring.

Common Names

How to Identify

The size and color of the large circles on the back of the animal, imitating eyes of a larger animal, are unique in shape and color.

Where & When to Spot

During spring almost everywhere around Montreal. I saw my first individuum in Park Pointe aux Prairies.

European Peacock

European Peacock

Park Pointe aux Prairies - May 06, 2019

NIKON D500; 300.0 mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/4000; Aperture f7.1; Iso 2500;
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