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common tiger

Danaus genutia

Description:

The butterfly closely resembles the Monarch butterfly of the Americas. The wingspan is 75 to 95 mm. Both sexes of the butterfly have tawny wings with veins marked with broad black bands. The margins of the wings are black with two rows of white spots. The underside of the wings resembles the upperside but is paler in colouration. The male Common Tiger has a prominent black-and-white spot on the underside of the hindwing

Habitat:

This butterfly occurs in scrub jungles, fallowland adjacent to habitation, dry and moist deciduous forests,

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Debbie Stewart
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Debbie Stewart

Madhya Pradesh, India

Spotted on Jan 11, 2013
Submitted on Jan 22, 2013

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