.....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.