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Striped Tiger (male)

Danaus genutia

Description:

The Common Tiger (Danaus genutia) is one of the common butterflies of India. It belongs to the "Crows and Tigers", that is, the danainae group of the Brush-footed butterflies family. The butterfly is also called Striped Tiger in India to differentiate it from the equally common Plain Tiger Danaus chrysippus.

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2 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Ashish for the added info...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Danaidae is subfamily of Brush footed butterflies. This subfamily member's host plants are Milkweed plants. Predatords do not or avoid to prey on this family members as they become toxic due to toxic milkweed plant leafs.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Nov 18, 2012
Submitted on Nov 20, 2012

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