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Danaus chrysippus

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Danaus chrysippus
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal (André Payette)
Danaus chrysippus
  • Danaus chrysippus
  • Danaus chrysippus
  •  Danaus chrysippus (chrysalis)
  •  Danaus chrysippus (catterpillar)

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Description

Sub-family

Danainae

Geographical distribution

Africa, South Asia, Autralia

Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

6-8 cm

Host plants

Apocynaceae, Periplocaceae

Host plants in the greenhouse

Milkweed

Similar species

Danaus plexippus, Danaus gilippus, Hypolimnas misuppus

French name
Petit monarque
Scientific name
Danaus chrysippus
English name
African monarch
Class
Insecta
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Lymantriidae

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