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Aglais io on Rosa rugosa Sorry - not a moth!   [Moth Week 2020] ;o)<br />
Couldn&#039;t believe there was only one image tagged <a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/tag/37008/aglais_io.html" title="Aglais io" class="tag"><em>2</em>Aglais io</a> on JD ...<br />
Turns out, all are tagged <a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/tag/4781/european_peacock.html" title="European Peacock" class="tag"><em>35</em>European Peacock</a> or <a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/tag/11015/european_peacock_butterfly.html" title="European Peacock Butterfly" class="tag"><em>2</em>European Peacock Butterfly</a> or <a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/tag/1717/inachis_io.html" title="Inachis io" class="tag"><em>37</em>Inachis io</a> *lol*<br />
Might as well have saved me the upload ;o) Aglais,Aglais io,European Peacock,European peacock,Inachis io,Jane's garden,Nymphalidae,Nymphalinae,Nymphalini,Papilionoidea,Rosa rugosa,nl: Dagpauwoog Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Aglais io on Rosa rugosa

Sorry - not a moth! [Moth Week 2020] ;o)
Couldn't believe there was only one image tagged 2Aglais io on JD ...
Turns out, all are tagged 35European Peacock or 2European Peacock Butterfly or 37Inachis io *lol*
Might as well have saved me the upload ;o)

    comments (4)

  1. First, it's a glorious image, so by all means do not save the upload, it is most welcome. But you already know that :)

    Your remarks on tags to me only re-affirm that using tags for species names may not have been the best strategy. It gives the illusion that this is the way to find species existing, and the mistaken belief that the name/number is accurate.

    People may chose not to tag at all. Delete a tag. A species may has its name changed. There's old photos before this feature came that have no species tags at all.

    Tags are unmanaged, and so are tags with species names. You cannot draw any reliable conclusion from it at all.

    To check if a species exist:

    ...type the species name in the search box. To find all images of a species, use the species info box photos link.

    Better: don't check if a species exists, and just upload in any case :)
    Posted 4 months ago
    1. Yes I _do_ know these things, of course, and obviously I did not have my head screwed on right, or I would have figured the name change or other causes ;o) But still, for me the tags seem to be a more intuitive way to quickly check what's here, or even if I ever uploaded something myself before (I do tend to add tags allsorts). Shall try to remember to use the browsing system more though ...
      The choice of what to upload is also basically a matter of time, so I don't spend time in looking for good images of a species like the Peacock and cropping/rotating the image etc. if there is already plenty here - time better spent on species or life stages still missing. The two butterflies landed virtually smack in front of me, so pressing the shutter a few times and doing a quick crop and upload wasn't too much of a distraction, so thereyago ... ;o)
      Posted 4 months ago
      1. Fair points Arp, in particular when time is short and you have to focus on what may be the most valuable additions, point taken. Please also dismiss my similar remark on your other photo.

        To be clear, I don't have anything against tags, I love it when people use them in creative ways. Yet they do have some limitations.
        Posted 4 months ago
        1. No problem Fedy - I know (almost) anything is welcome, I just need to make sorry excuses for myself about quality and usefulness every now and then ;o) Posted 4 months ago

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The European Peacock , more commonly known simply as the Peacock butterfly, is a colourful butterfly, found in Europe and temperate Asia as far east as Japan.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jul 18, 2020.