The adult members of the species are light brown on the dorsal surface and dark brown on the ventral with purplish-black lines for camouflage. The females are somewhat larger than the males. They both have prominent eyespots which give the species its common name. These eyespots are used to deter predators from the butterfly's vulnerable body.
Following their re-emergence in early spring, the mature peacock butterflies feed on flowering sallows, dandelions, wild marjoram, danewort and clover fields. The butterflies survival can be contributed to its ability to adapt to the deterioration of its food supply, moving to different forms of vegetation as needed.
The life span of peacock butterflies is almost a year, beginning with the emergence from the egg in early summer to reproductive maturity proceeded by death in late spring. In mid-summer the butterflies utilise the daytime for flight. During the winter, they hibernate in hollow trees and other hiding places. These butterflies, accustomed to the more temperate regions of Eurasia, primarily inhabit woods, fields and meadows. In the garden and park areas, the peacock butterfly is the most common butterfly found.
TARA Systems selected the peacock butterfly for its logo to establish a relationship to colourful graphical displays and the process of metamorphosis and development, which enhances the butterfly as well as every creative mind. The butterfly in our logo is drawn by hand, an early sketch is shown on the right.
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