59.026 .... B&F 1597
Peacock Aglais io (Linnaeus, 1758) .... Formerly known as Inachis io 
Status .....The Peacock continues to be one of our most regularly recorded butterflies. Found in all habitat types and over the whole of Nottinghamshire, it has a generally stable population, though prone to occasional years (or periods) of abundance, when it can be the commonest species at garden Buddleias. Opposingly, it can have years when it is sometimes slightly harder to find. It often suffers considerably from parasitism whilst in the larval stage, but greater damage is probably done to local Peacock populations through cutting roadside grass verges too regularly and our continued obsession with 'tidying' up our country parks and urban green spaces.
Photographed at Netherfield Lagoons July 2020
Photographed at Eakring Flash July 2003
Early stages                            
Full grown larvae on Nettle Urtica dioica. Photographed at King's Clipstone June 2020
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Peacock
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Wil Heeney. Martin Harvey. Pauline Bradford. Nottingham City Council. Meg Skinner. Darren Matthews. Steve Horne. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Barry Lygo. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Lound Moth Group. NBGRC. Peter Acton. Damian Taylor. Graham Birkett. David Shaw. Tom Shields. Brian Wetton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2024

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