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  • Danaus plexippus
    Live collection

    Sub-family

    Danainae

    Geographical distribution

    America, Australia, Pacific Islands

    Scientific name
    Danaus plexippus
    English name
    Monarch
    French name
    Monarque
  • Delias hyparete
    Live collection

    Sub-family

    Pierinae

    Geographical distribution

    Asia

    Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

    7-8 cm

    Scientific name
    Delias hyparete
    English name
    Painted Jezebel
  • Curator's pick
    Deroplatys truncata.
    Naturalized collection
    Scientific name
    Deroplatys truncata
  •  Dione juno
    Live collection

    Sub-family

    Heliconiinae

    Geographical distribution

    Americas central and southern, Mexico

    Scientific name
    Dione juno
    English name
    Juno longwing/Juno silverspot
    French name
    Flambeau argenté
  • Doleschallia bisaltide
    Live collection

    Sub-family

    Nymphalinae

    Geographical distribution

    South East Asia, Australia

    Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

    Scientific name
    Doleschallia bisaltide
    English name
    Autumn leaf
    French name
    Papillon-feuille
  •  Dryadula phaetusa
    Live collection

    Sub-family

    Heliconiinae

    Geographical distribution

    Americas central and southern, Mexico, Southern United States

    Scientific name
    Dryadula phaetusa
    English name
    Banded orange
    French name
    Dryadula phaétusa
  • Dryas iulia
    Live collection

    Sub-family

    Heliconiinae

    Geographical distribution

    Americas central and southern, Mexico, Southern United States

    Scientific name
    Dryas iulia
    English name
    Julia
    French name
    Flambeau
  • Dynastes hercules.
    Live collection

    Like most scarab beetles, the two sexes are easy to tell apart (sexually dimorphic), particularly because of the males’ horns.

    Scientific name
    Dynastes hercules
    English name
    Hercules beetle
    French name
    Dynaste hercule
  • Curator's pick
    Dynastes hercules.
    Naturalized collection
    Scientific name
    Dynastes hercules
  • Eleodes.
    Live collection

    Darkling beetles are small and black, but on close examination their shells reveal a wide variety of shapes and textures.

    Scientific name
    Eleodes sp.
    English name
    Darkling beetle
    French name
    Ténébrion