Danaus chrysippus (LINNAEUS, 1758)

Plain Tiger

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Photo by Mario Maier. Danaus chrysippus, September 1992, Ammoudia / Greece

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pointer.gif (1285 Byte) Family: Danaidae plate chrysippus

Unlike the Monarch, the Plain Tiger is an original European butterfly. Many migrants travel from African countries to Southern Europe. Perhaps one became a resident in Greece, where I observed him for three successive years and where I experimented with breeding on endemic larval host plants. These experiments were successful.

Flight period:
Several broods during the warm months.

Larval host plants:
Asclepia daceae.

Red List Germany: n.a.

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