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Black Veined Tiger

Danaus melanippus

''Danaus melanippus'', commonly known as the Black Veined Tiger or White Tiger, is a butterfly species found in tropical Asia which belongs to the "Crows and Tigers", that is, the danaine group of the Brush-footed butterflies family.

It ranges from Assam in eastern India through Southeast Asia south to Indonesia, and eastwards to the Philippines and through southern China to Taiwan . It has around 15 subspecies, and its closest relative is the Malay Tiger, ''Danaus affinis'' .
The Hault Butterfly Black Veined Tiger,Danaus melanippus

Status

Very Common. Common. Locally Common. Not uncommon. Not Rare. Rare. Not known to be threatened. Vulnerable. Abundant. Scarce. It is protected by law in India.
Black Veined Butterfly - Danaus melanippus  Banteay Srei,Black Veined Tiger,Butterfly,Cambodia,Danaus melanippus,Geotagged,Summer

Habitat

Where, altitude, season
Black Veined Tiger (Danaus melanippus hegesippus)  Black Veined Tiger,Danaus melanippus,Geotagged,Indonesia,Summer

Food

The butterfly larva generally feed on plants of Family ceae. The recorded host plants are :-
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Evolution

Broods. Flies during time of year.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyNymphalidae
GenusDanaus
SpeciesD. melanippus
Photographed in
Indonesia
Cambodia