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African Monarch

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 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.[1] The Plain Tiger can be considered the archetypical danaine of India. Accordingly, this species has been studied in greater detail than other members of its subfamily occurring in India.



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TampaDave 9 years ago
African Monarch
Danaus chrysippus Danaus chrysippus

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avishramgolam 9 years ago

thanks a lot dear :) god bless u

LucBertrand 9 years ago

It looks like a Monarch Butterfly ,

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Port Louis, Mauritius

Spotted on May 10, 2011
Submitted on May 10, 2011

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