The Peacock’s name comes directly from that of its avian namesake, thanks to the similarity between the eye patterns on the bird’s tails and those on the butterfly’s wings. As long ago as the late 1600s, the butterfly was called the Peacock’s Eye. Even the scientific name of the butterfly is derived from a Greek myth involving a Peacock bird. An old name for the Peacock, was Owl Eye.
Numbers of observed Butterflies have been well down this year due to the long cold wet spring. Many species I haven’t seen at all.
Canon EOS 50D EF-S 55-250mm Lens @ 250mm F8.