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European Peacock - Inachis io
[European Peacock image]
European Peacock - Near Halifax - 2014-08-12
Photo © Peter Payzant
Status in Nova Scotia
Accidental - one record in August of 2014.

Flight Period
Observed August 11-13

Larval Foodplants
Stinging nettle (Urtica sp.)

Similar Species in Nova Scotia

One individual was discovered in a suburban garden near Halifax, feeding on coneflower. There have been a few other reports from Ontario and from Quebec, where there is a possibility of a permanent colony near Montreal.

Further Reading

European Peacock - Near Halifax, N.S., 2014-08-12
European Peacock - Near Halifax, N.S. - 2014-08-12
Photo © Peter Payzant