A small chestnut coloured butterfly. The upperside is a plain chestnut colour, with a grey-brown marginal border. The forewing underside is chestnut, with a black spot, white-pupiled. The hindwing is greyish brown with a pale postdiscal streak. Males and females are similar. The markings are distinctive, so shouldn’t be confused with any other species in Corfu.
Generalised wing venation diagram
A generalised diagram of butterfly wing venation, with anatomical labels - by Gillian Elsom.
Nymphalidae wing venation diagram
The wing venation of a Peacock butterfly Aglais io an example of a butterfly from the family Nymphalidae - by Gillian Elsom.
Found in dry grasslands, roadsides and cultivated areas.