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Thumb of 2015-11-17/Galanthophile/0a38bd@Galanthophile submitted this image in the Bugs or Birds on Plants category of the The 2015 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

Galanthophile added a caption:Peacock butterfly on thistle
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Dec 28, 2015 7:54 PM CST
What a gorgeous butterfly! I've never seen this one before - look at those eyes staring back at me...
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Dec 28, 2015 8:07 PM CST
Oh, that one is a beauty! Lovey dubby
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sarahbugw
Dec 29, 2015 10:48 PM CST
That's gorgeous! Thumbs up
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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kniphofia
Dec 30, 2015 6:11 AM CST
Peacocks are one of our commonest butterflies here in the UK. They are really beautiful.
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Jan 12, 2016 3:53 PM CST
That's a stunning butterfly. I've spotted and photographed some beautiful Cecropia moths locally but their colors aren't nearly as intense.
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Jan 14, 2016 2:53 PM CST
Beautiful butterfly !!!

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