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Danaus plexippus

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Danaus plexippus (female)
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal (André Sarrazin)

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Description

Sub-family

Danainae

Geographical distribution

America, Australia, Pacific Islands

Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

8-12 cm

Host plants

Apocynaceae

Host plants in the greenhouse

Milkweed

French name
Monarque
Scientific name
Danaus plexippus
English name
Monarch
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Nymphalidae

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