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African Monarch

Danaus chrysippus aegyptius


Wingspen male: 50-70 mm Female: 50 -75 mm.


Forest edges, parks and gardens, hill tops, flatlands, coast, mountains, wetlands. Common throughout all South African biomes


Flight period: Year-round. Mimic: Female Common Diadem. Saw it out my window and hunted it down to get a shot at it!

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keaganbadenhorst 7 years ago

great snap man. love the butterfly pics

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 7 years ago

Great work man, really impressed how your butterfly collection is coming on! We need to get out there!!

RiekoS 7 years ago

I saw an article about monarch population has declined due to extreme weather and changes in farming. Here is the article in New York Times.

OnengDyah 7 years ago

Pretty butterfly..nice pic.

Neilen Joyce
Spotted by
Neilen Joyce

Knysna Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 14, 2013
Submitted on Mar 16, 2013

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