the european peacock (inachis io)

I can certainly describe a European peacock (Inachis io) and its typical habitat and appearance in Estonia.

The European peacock is a common and distinctive butterfly species found throughout Europe, including Estonia. In the summer, these butterflies can be seen fluttering in various habitats such as meadows, gardens, and woodland edges. They are known for their strikingly beautiful wings, which feature vivid colors and intricate patterns. The wings are predominantly dark red or brown with characteristic eye-spots, resembling the eyes of a peacock, which serve as a defense mechanism to deter predators.

In Estonia, during the summer months, European peacocks can often be spotted feeding on nectar from various wildflowers, particularly those found in open grasslands or near wooded areas. They are a welcome sight to many nature enthusiasts and photographers due to their vibrant appearance and graceful flight.

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