peacock butterfly definition

  • noun:
    • Inachis io, a red butterfly with distinctive huge eyespots, of the household Nymphalidae.
    • a handsome European butterfly (Hamadryas Io) having ocelli like those of peacock.
    • The io butterfly, Vanessa io, a typical European species: so called from eye-spots of this wings.
    • European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each noted with a purple eyespot

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