Subject: Irish Moth?
Location: Tralee, Ireland (Kerry)
July 29, 2017 7:08 am
Photographing the roses in Tralee today, we came upon this beautiful colored and quite docile moth. Wondering if someone might help ID it for us? Thanks for all you do!!
This is not a Moth. This is a species of butterfly called a Peacock, Aglais io. According to UK Butterflies: “The Peacock is a familiar sight in gardens across the British Isles and is unmistakable, with quite spectacular eyes on the upperside of the hindwings that give this butterfly its name.”