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European Peacock Aglais io

European Peacock Aglais io

Papilionibus > Lepidoptera > Nymphalidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishEuropean Peacock
SpanishPavo real


A colorful butterfly with uniquely colored large eyelike circles. This butterfly is of European origin established in the Montreal area recently. It appears early in the spring.

How to Identify

The size and color of the large circles on the back of the animal, imitating eyes of a larger animal, are unique in shape and color.

Where When to Spot

During spring almost everywhere around Montreal. I saw my first individuum in Park Pointe aux Prairies.



2019-05-06Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies