Peacock

Here’s my photograph of a Peacock Butterfly, Aglais io, from 2017:

Peacock Butterfly - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Here’s a photograph from my holiday scrapbooks from forty years ago in 1977:

Peacock Butterfly - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

In the Papilios of Great Britain from 1795 it appears with a stunning illustration:

Aglasi io - The Hall of Einar

Aglasi io - The Hall of Einar

In Carl Linnaeus’s classic book Systema Naturae from 1758 the Peacock butterfly appears as Io:

Aglasi io - The Hall of Einar

Things have changed.

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