Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Danaus
Family: Nymphalidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
chrysippus
NOTES

This butterfly has a wingspan of about 7 cm. The male has a pouch of scent scales on the hind wing to attract mates. Both the larvae and the adults are distasteful to predators. Larvae feed mainly on Asclepias species.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: The body is black with white spots. The wings are orange-brown. The tip of the fore wing is black with a white band. The hind wing has 3 black spots in the center and a thin black border
Colour: Brown
Colour: Orange
Common Name
Golden danaid
African monarch
Butterfly
Plain tiger
Habitat
NOTES: Visits flowers in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Papilio chrysippus
Danais chrysippus
Anosia chrysippus
Papilio aegyptius
Papilio asclepiadis
Limnas alcippoides
Danais dorippus
Danaida dorippus
Danaus dorippus
Danaus chrysippusab
Papilio alcippus
Danaida chrysippus



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