August 13, 2009
Hello, What’s That Bug!

PS. to atone for the dreadful quality of my specimen’s (Plume Moth)  image, I have also included two marvelous cropped images of a Peacock I took on a lovely day at a campsite, in a thistle hedge.
Sincerely, Sam, aged 13
Hadfield, Derbyshire, England

Peacock Butterfly

Peacock Butterfly

Hi Sam,
Though we are unable to identify which species of Plume Moth you sighted, we are thrilled to post your photo of a Peacock Butterfly, Inachis io, a species found throughout Europe and Asia.  The BBC Science and Nature website has a nice page on the Peacock Butterfly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.