Taxon profile


Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Nymphalidae - brushfoots »  genus Danaus - Tigers

Scientific synonyms

Papilio plexippus Linnaeus, 1758

Other names

= Monarch Butterfly
= The Milkweed
= Wanderer
= Wanderer Butterfly



Intertaxon relationships

food: Asclepias L. - milkweed

mimic: Limenitis archippus (Cramer, 1776) - Viceroy

Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Danaus plexippus megalippe (Hübner, 1826)
subspecies Danaus plexippus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Danaus plexippus plexippus

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [9be07672-ce5c-4df6-a5d8-d20a8654814a]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 21 February 2014
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [441572]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [] [as Danaus plexippus]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013

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