Aglais Io

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Formerly classified as the only member of the genus Inachis (the name is derived from Greek mythology, meaning Io, the daughter of Inachus). The peacock butterfly has figured in research in which the role of eyespots as an anti-predator mechanism has been investigated

Aglais Io

[Linnaeus 1758]

Other names: nymphalis io, european peacock, papilio io

Italian name: Occhio di Pavone, Vanessa io

Photos have been taken in Italy


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