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Péacóg [IRL]

Paon de Jour [F]

Tagpfauenauge [D]

Distribution Map (dark areas indicate presence) and Flight Times of this species - \nNB See General Information page for accuracy information

Gardens, Woodlands, Hedgerows.

Widespread in most of Ireland.


62-70mm (2.44 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]

The Peacock is probably the most beautiful of all the Irish species and fortunately is widespread throughout most of Ireland.
It has predominantly red wings with superbly coloured large eyespots.
The underside is a very dark brown.
It hibernates through the winter.