Definition of peacock butterfly in English:

peacock butterfly

Syllabification: pea·cock but·ter·fly

noun

  • A brightly colored Eurasian butterfly with conspicuous eyespots on its wings.
    • Inachis io, subfamily Nymphalinae, family Nymphalidae
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    • The survey revealed that the first record of peacock butterflies was on Boxing Day and, on average, the peacock butterfly is appearing over two weeks earlier than 30 years ago.
    • Perhaps most surprising is that the peacock butterfly, not normally spotted until March, has already been widely recorded, with a sighting on 28 December last year and others seen flying about in the snow.
    • Not just the usual cabbage whites this year, but tortoiseshells, red admirals, painted ladies and peacock butterflies too.

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