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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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  • my dad’s garden*
    - Belgium, East Flanders

Peacock butterfly on purple aster flowers
One of the ‘ugliest’ caterpillars I know, becomes one of our prettiest local butterflies.
The peacock butterflies (Dutch: Dagpauwoog ) seemed to love the purple little aster flowers in my dad’s garden, and couldn’ t get enough of them… fluttering from flower to flower all day long, warmed by the autumn sun…

The European Peacock (Inachis io), more commonly known simply as the Peacock butterfly, is a colourful butterfly, found in Europe, temperate Asia as far east as Japan. It is the only member of the genus Inachis (the name is derived from Greek mythology, meaning Io, [the daughter] of Inachus). It should not be confused or classified with the “American peacocks” in the genus Anartia; these are not close relatives of the present species. The Peacock butterfly is resident in much of its range, often wintering in buildings or trees. It therefore often appears quite early in spring. (quote wikipedia )

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera
Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
1/125 sec – f unknown – 180mm – ISO 200

TAGS : nature animals insects butterflies peacock_butterfly brown colourful purple flowers aster my_dads_garden

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