Courting Peacocks by jesika2

Courting Peacocks

For 5 minutes he circled her, tapping her wings which were mostly tight together, with his antennae. He must have won her heart because they flew away together.
I've never before seen any species other than Small Tortoiseshells doing this drumming activity.
I've watched some of the courtship flights that various species make, very interesting. Great find, this warm weather is bringing the butterflies out now, I've had at least five different species in the garden today.
Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Comma, female Orange Tip and a Holly Blue.
April 7th, 2020  
@markp lucky you. No Sp W, OT or HB yet. But I did find an Elephant Hawk Moth pupa which I hope will eclose next month. Mrs Brimstone inspected my Alder Buckthorn a couple of weeks ago. I have hopes of babies...
April 7th, 2020  
Oh, wow, they sure are beautiful!
April 7th, 2020  
Nice capture. I like your composition.
April 7th, 2020  
oh exciting to find and capture :)
April 7th, 2020  
interesting observations, i wonder that male and female look identical in this species
April 7th, 2020  
A beautiful shot and a lovely story.
April 8th, 2020  
@homeschoolmom @k9photo @koalagardens @susiemc thank you very much for making my amorous butterflies popular and trendy
April 9th, 2020  
@kali66 they are indeed basically identical, the only difference being that the male is slightly smaller - but can you SEE the difference because i can’t
April 9th, 2020  
Fav! What a beautiful couple :)
April 13th, 2020  
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