Readers picture of the week

By IW Mar 31, 2022

This week’s photograph of a beautiful peacock butterfly was taken by IW Observer reader, Paul Bradley of Brighstone, when he noticed a number of them flying around Fort Victoria on a sunny day this week.

Did you know that when threatened, the peacock butterfly makes a hissing sound, created by rubbing the veins on its forewings and hindwings together?

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