Peacock United Kingdom rare sighting

rensa28 at rensa28 at
Wed Sep 23 03:37:18 EDT 1998

Dear all,

I was walking in one of the local woodlands (Hereford, United Kingdom)
yesterday and came across a Peacock Butterfly (Inachias io)  without
any eyespots. The eyespot was simply black. I have never seen this
before and have not heard of other reports.

I did not have a net with me otherwise I would have inpected it
closer. Anyone else come across this?

I also have an albino ringlet caught ten years ago in my collection in
the Wyre Forest is this also a rarity.

Andy Renshaw

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