Peacock butterfly taken April 1, 2007 on a nice warm (about 14C) day in Jordanstown Peacock butterflies lay their eggs on nettles and can over winter and thus can sometimes be seen in the spring.  This specimen looks a little worn, so maybe this is what happened? For more details see www.britishbutterflies or www.britishnature.co.uk.

  

Taken in July 13, 2007 this specimen looks less tatty!