Small photograph of a Peacock 
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Great Yeldham
24 Mar 2012
Small photograph of a Peacock 
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Great Yeldham
15 April 2013
Peacock 
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Great Yeldham
1 May 2013
Peacock
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Great Yeldham
6 July 2013
Peacock
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Great Yeldham
6 July 2013
Small photograph of a Peacock 
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Brampton Wood, Cambs.
15 July 2011
Small photograph of a Peacock 
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Great Yeldham
18 July 2009
Small photograph of a Peacock 
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Great Yeldham
18 July 2009
Small photograph of a Peacock 
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Great Yeldham
8 Aug 2012
Small photograph of a Peacock 
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Toppesfield
13 Aug 2009
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Great Yeldham
20 Aug 2010
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Great Yeldham
6 Sept 2012

The Peacock, Aglais (=Inachis = Nymphalis) io

The Peacock is one of our more common species. It has just one brood per year. It over-winters as an adult, emerging from hibernation in spring. The eggs are laid in early summer on nettles or hops. This accounts for the mid-summer lull in numbers of adults seen on the wing before the smart new crop of adults emerges from late in July and into August.

Internal links: Home . Butterfly list . Main Gallery . Brampton Wood

External links to Peacock pages: British Butterflies by Steven Cheshire . UK Butterflies by Peter Eeles
Search menu at Cockayne database for forms and aberrations

Adults in flight: MOST SEEN on ANY ONE DAY in early, mid and late month thirds.
Peacock sightings at Roseland House, Great Yeldham.
March April May June July August Sept
2011 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 8 5 1 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 19 70 27 16 2 0 0
2014 1 3 4 5 6 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 46 58 4 3 1 1 1 0

Adults in flight: AVERAGE SIGHTINGS PER COUNTING DAY in early, mid and late month thirds.
Peacock sightings at Roseland House, Great Yeldham.         All species
March April May June July August Sept
2011 0 0 0.3 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 0.3 0 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 5.0 2.4 0.7 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 0.8 1.3 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.1 0 0 0 0.1 9.2 39 15 6.9 0.5 0 0
2014 0.5 0.9 1.5 3.7 2.5 1.9 0.6 0.9 0 0.2 0 0 0.1 16 40 2.7 1.1 0.4 0.5 0.1 0

Weather notes:
2011. July - early August very wet.
2012. April - mid July very wet. August to mid September dry.
2013. Winter wet, March and early April, very cold. The rest of the spring was mostly cold. Early July, v. warm, caterpillars on the nettles. August, warm.
2014. Winter very wet, mild. Spring was early, colder in mid April. Summer to early August, warm without a drought.
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