Peacock butterfly taken 1 April 2007 on a nice warm (about 14C) day in Jordanstown Peacock butterflies lay their eggs on nettles and can over winter and thus can sometimes be seen in the spring.  This specimen looks a little worn, so maybe this is what happened? For more details see www.britishbutterflies or


Taken in 13 July 2007 this specimen looks less tatty!

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Last updated Saturday, 26 April 2014