he European Peacock is an Eurasian butterfly in the family Nymphalidae
, and found in Europe and Asia. These butterflies have brown bodies and rusty red wings, at each wingtip it bears a distinctive, black, blue and yellow eye-spot. The wingspan: 50 – 55 mm. They live in woods, fields, meadows, pastures, parks, and gardens. The caterpillars are shiny black with six rows of barbed spikes and a series of white dots on each segment. Males are territorial.
This is a very common species in Lithuania
where these photos were taken by me.