More photos:1 (by Jan Weima)
The Monarchs were not a European butterfly originally, although they reside in the Canarian Islands and Southern Spain (Andalucia). They are, however, renown for their migrating behavior and are often found in England. Just like the Zerynthia polyxena, they have beautiful colors which function as a warning system to protect them from predators.
Several broods in all months.
Futterpflanze der Raupe:
Asclepia daceae, Gossipium arboreum, Euphorbia mauretanica.
Red List Germany: n.a.
1998 - 2005 by Mario Maier
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