I woke up this morning with a beautiful Peacock butterfly in the bedroom. It probably came in yesterday when the window was open.
Peacock butterflies make a hissing sound, by rubbing their wings together. Though the sound is audible to human ears, I didn't hear it while sleeping and the poor butterfly was hitting the window glass for several hours, to get free.
Here it is, the Peacock butterfly, resting on my pink African violet.
Yet, it's not my lucky day; it closes its wings when resting, so I took several photos of its black underside.
The European Peacock (Inachis io), or simply, the Peacock butterfly has spectacular colors.
I love its large, colorful eye-spots; the ones from the hind wings are changing colors from blue to purple as the light angle changes.
The underside is almost black, providing perfect camouflage when the butterfly is at rest on a tree trunk, or when hibernating.
In autumn they are looking for a place to hibernate over winter, often wintering in buildings or trees.
Fly, fly, butterfly!
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