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.
We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.
Where & When to Spot?
During spring almost everywhere around Montreal. I saw my first individuum in Park Pointe aux Prairies.
With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.
Anything to add, to correct?
European peacock [en]
butterflies, European peacock, Aglais io, Aglais