Peacock butterfly (Inachis io)

Peacock butterfly (Inachis io)

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Credit: DR. JOHN BRACKENBURY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) resting on a flower. This butterfly is found throughout temperate Europe and Asia. It has striking eyespots (ocelli) that are used to scare off predators such as birds. When its wings are closed it can be camouflaged to look like a dead leaf. Photographed in the UK.

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