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Plain Tiger

Danaus chrysippus

Description:

The Plain Tiger 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. **The Plain Tiger is believed to be one of the first butterflies to be used in art. A 3500 year old Egyptian fresco in Luxor features the oldest illustration of this species

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2 Comments

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 7 years ago

Thank you maria =)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Lovely

SachindraUmesh
Spotted by
SachindraUmesh

Katharagama UP, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jul 8, 2012
Submitted on Mar 14, 2013

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