Butterfly: African Monarch

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Butterfly: African Monarch

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African Monarch, Danaus chrysippus aegyptius (f. liboria) is found year-round throughout South Africa. Often found feeding on flowers.

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The pupae in early'ish stage. The pupae about an hour before hatching.
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The egg and then newly hatched larvae.
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Oh wow..Nannie..awesome !!!
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Re: Butterfly ID needed

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Hello,

again a have some problems to identify a butterfly from Kruger Nationalpark.
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Thank you for your help.

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Hello Ludwig.

Your butterfly seen in Kruger is an African Monarch. Danaus chrysippus

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In the latest Butterfly field guide, some common names have changed. Same as what is happening in the birding world (Black-shouldered kite now Black-winged Kite as an example).

"Official" common name - African Plain Tiger. Alternative common name - African Monarch.

I think everyone still refers to it as Monarch though.
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