Peacock (Aglais io)

Upperside
Upperside
Underside
Underside
Young larvae feeding communally
Young larvae feeding communally
Solitary larva close to pupation
Solitary larva close to pupation
Pupa. Colour may vary
Pupa. Colour may vary
Pupa.
Pupa.
 
Information

NERC Act S41: Not listed
Local status: Common and widespread.
Size: Large.
Larval foodplant: Common Nettle
No. of broods: One
Flight time(s): May be seen in mild spells during winter, but finally emerges from hibernation in March and flies until the end of May. New brood emerges mid July and flies until late August when it goes into hibernation.
Winter: Hibernates as adult
Habits: Larvae initially feed communally in a web before dispersing when larger. Adults often hibernate in sheds, garages, churches etc. If disturbed will dramatically flash their eye-spots accompanied by a hissing sound.
Habitats: Anywhere nectar and nettles may be found.
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