Specimen NC | Peacock Butterfly

[Aglais io]

These butterflies are located in Europe and the temperate areas of Asia. If the peacock butterfly is attacked, it’ll flash its wings to show its eyespots, and make a hissing noise to scare off predators.


to the Museum of York County

for their generous permission to paint right there in their Naturalist Center—so I could experience these beautiful creations up close and personal.


Specimen NC 799

Peacock Butterfly

oil & gold leaf on wood

4 x 4 in.