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Plain Tiger

Danaus chrysippus

Description:

Plain Tiger belongs to the Nymphalidae family of butterflies. It is a medium-sized, non-edible butterfly, and is mimicked by multiple species. It is believed to be one of the first butterflies used in art.



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11 Comments

Radha
Radha 4 years ago

@Laura -- haha! thank you :-)

LauraLOVESbirds
LauraLOVESbirds 4 years ago

They need a new name! haha! -There is nothing "plain" about them. Instead I find them (and your photo's clarity) exquisite.

Radha
Radha 4 years ago

@martinl -- thank you! those links and additional details are very helpful :-)

Radha
Radha 4 years ago

@martinl -- thank you! those links and additional details are very helpful :-)

MartinL
MartinL 4 years ago

This is a great photo.
Both of these are males, having an additional black dot on the hindwing. Females have three http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/165...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/691...
and males have four
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/168...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/909...

Radha
Radha 4 years ago

@Jason, @Adarsha, @Marta -- Thank you!

Radha: superb spotting and shot!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 4 years ago

Very cute series Radha :) Lovely :)

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 4 years ago

Lovely pair.. :)

Radha
Radha 4 years ago

@RiekoS -- Thank you!

RiekoS
RiekoS 4 years ago

Very beautiful.

Karnataka, India

Lat: 12.80, Long: 77.51

Spotted on Oct 3, 2010
Submitted on Aug 8, 2013

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