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''Danaus chrysippus'', known as the Plain Tiger or African Monarch, is a common butterfly which is widespread in Asia and Africa. It belongs to the Danainae subfamily of the brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae. It is a medium-sized, non-edible butterfly, which is mimicked by multiple species.

The Plain Tiger is believed to be one of the first butterflies to be used in art. A 3500 year old Egyptian fresco in Luxor features the oldest illustration of this species.

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Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded May 29, 2018. Captured May 26, 2018 12:31 in 1573, Service Rd, Agara Village, 1st Sector, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034, India.
  • NIKON D750
  • f/1.0
  • 1/800s
  • ISO320