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Danaus chrysippus butterfly

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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 Jasparrows
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Uploaded Feb 22, 2019. Captured Jul 22, 2018 06:33.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/6.3
  • 1s
  • ISO200
  • 90mm