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Plain Tiger or African Monarch

Danaus chrysippus


Looks a lot like the Monarch butterfly...being tawny orange, black and white.The hindwing has three small black spots almost at the centre.


On the weeds (Tridax procumbens mostly) growing on a spot of wasteland behind my office. This place has become a haven for butterflies...I am afraid this habitat will disappear once the Cleanliness Committee finds out about it!


Called Tamot in Bangla...maybe from the word Tama for Copper.

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SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Thanks, Adarsha B S. It was a mild day and the walk around office during lunch was quite fruitful.:)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Beautiful series :)

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Oct 30, 2014
Submitted on Oct 30, 2014

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