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Plain Tiger or African Monarch

Danaus chrysippus

Description:

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. 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.

Habitat:

It is widespread in Asia and Africa.

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RachanaNaik
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RachanaNaik

Surat, Union Territory of Damān and Diu, India

Spotted on Jan 15, 2012
Submitted on Jan 15, 2012

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