Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Aglais io Linnaeus, 1758
Peacock

Family: Nymphalidae
Checklist Number: 59.026

Although nationally common it is a a recent coloniser of the Outer Hebrides and uncommon in the islands. Occurs from February to November.

The primary foodplant is Common Nettle Urtica dioica, but other species are used

Aglais io
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