According to the National Biodiversity Data Centre the peacock butterfly is the most recorded butterfly of 2020 so far
I confess, it’s the only butterfly species that I’ve seen this year so far (although to be fair, given the current COVID lockdown, I’ve rarely left my garden!). But the wonderful people at Wicklow Mountains National Park have made a guide to Ireland’s Early Spring Butterflies so now you can see if you can spot them all. There are five to spot: the peacock, the small tortoiseshell, the red admiral, the comma, and the brimstone.
There’ll be more butterflies hatching out as spring turns to summer, so if you want to know what you might spot in the months to come, you can check out the butterfly identification sheet that the National Biodiversity Data Centre have produced.
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