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Plain Tiger

Danaus chrysippus


Danaus chrysippus, known as the Plain Tiger or African Monarch, is a common butterfly which is widespread in Asia and Africa. It belongs to the Danainae ("Milkweed butterflies") subfamily of the brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae. It is a medium-sized, non-edible butterfly, which is mimicked by multiple species.


Taken at sunset.

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pamsai 8 years ago

Thanks annorion, done! I wondered about that, posed a question in ProjectNoah support group, but got no answer, so I thought if I included the Mission, eventually someone would comment. You were the one! Thanks!

annorion 8 years ago

Hey Pamsai, beautiful tigers but could you please remove from Monarch Migration mission? I see one of the common names for D. chrysippus is similar to D. plexippus however the mission is for D. plexippus Monarchs. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for your help!

And yes the top is male! You can tell by the white and black dot on the hind wing which is absent on females.

pamsai 8 years ago

Is that the male on top?

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Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Dec 18, 2012
Submitted on Dec 18, 2012

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