Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

  Sighting 1309911

European Peacock
Aglais io

Observation date: August 30, 2021
Submitted by: Williamu
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I've never seen this butterfly before. This butterfly was feeding on a cone flower, warm 28 degree Celsius sunny weather.
Status: Stray
Verified by: jmgesell
Verified date: April 02, 2022
Coordinator notes: Great find! This species is native to Eurasia and comes over to North America rarely - usually transported over and possibly strays.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Quebec