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The European Peacock Butterfly  Inachis io by Dennis Melling

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One of many butterflies to be found at our home in Romania,

Peacocks hibernate through the winter and can be seen in the coldest winter months, although most individuals become active in late March and April. As well as being a harbinger of the coming spring, Peacock butterflies are interesting in many other ways. They are probably the longest-lived butterflies, with adults surviving from late July, well into the following spring, perhaps into June. Thus, contrary to popular belief that butterflies only live for a few days, some Peacocks may live to see their 11th month (albeit having spent five or six months of their adult lives asleep in hibernation).

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  • Keala
    Keala10 months ago

    This is lovely Dennis! I haven’t seen such a beautiful butterfly! !

  • Thank you Leigh we have the Peacock and lots of other beautiful butterflies every year :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...10 months ago

    Aren’t they lovely! Such a beauty!

  • Sure are, we have lots of butterflies and colourfull bugs here :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB9 months ago

    February 8, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • Many thanks – much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsy9 months ago

  • Many thanks – greatly appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • SassyRobot
    SassyRobot9 months ago

  • Thank you – very much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Thea 65
    Thea 659 months ago

    That’s a beauty, Dennis!

  • Many thanks :)

    – Dennis Melling

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