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
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.