Ooooh I’ve woken up in a stroppy mood today!
What’s wrong? Well it is not Inachis io any more. They have changed it’s name to Aglais io. I don’t know when that happened, it is not the sort of thing I would have to look up. I have only just found out and..
Inachis io was one of the first scientific names that I learnt, in fact I think that it was the very first. They just keep messing about with stuff.
When I linked to tamara’s blog in my post about the spider, that was a post about a plant called Ham and Eggs that I know as Bird’s-foot Trefoil but we both knew Lotus corniculatus and I knew exactly what she was talking about. For this reason we need scientific names.
It is just that I loved Inachis io like a very old friend.
So this isn’t a post about the very interesting life cycle of the peacock butterfly, it is just me being stroppy. Plus it is a good excuse for me to post a few pictures of what some people describe as the most beautiful butterfly in the world.