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Butterflies - European Peacock Issue number
FDC 268
Date of issue
26.06.2002
Face value
16.00 Sk
Sell price
1.20 €

European Peacock - Inachis io (peacock family - Nymphalidae)   We can identify European Peacock Butterfly by garish eye-spot pattern on the front wings. The eye-spots frighten off the enemies. This butterfly occurs in dry and hot stands from lowlands to hills. It forms two generations (from March to May, and from August to autumn). It hibernates in ceilings, cellars, hollow trees, and other protected places. In mildly weather it begins to fly very soon. The female does-not lay eggs earlier than in May. Black caterpillars covered with spiky horns feed mostly on nettle leaves. Butterflies hatch from pupas at the...

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