Plain tiger

Plain tiger, Photo: Shaiful Islam Sourav

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Scientific Classification

রাজ্য / Kingdom: Animalia
বর্গ / Order: Lepidoptera
পরিবার / Family: Nymphalidae
উপ-পরিবার / Sub-Family: Danainae
গন / Genus: Danaus
প্রজাতি / Species: D. chrysippus

Plain tiger


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English Name: African monarch / Plain tiger
Scientific Name: Danaus chrysippus, (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Plain tiger or African monarch is a medium sized butterfly of the sub-family Danainae of the family Nymphalidae.

Wingspan: 70-80 mm(7-8 cm), both male and female.

Flight pattern: Generally slow and slightly zigzag flight.

Habitat: It can be found in all plain lands. It avoids hilly jungles.

Larval food plants: Large Milkweed (Calotropis Gigantea),Tropical Milkweed(Asclepias Curassavica) etc.

(Shaiful Islam Sourav)

It is a very common species.The range of the plain tiger extends from Africa and southern Europe, eastwards via Sri Lanka, India, and Myanmar to China, Java and Sulawesi. It can be found all over Bangladesh.

  • Wikipedia: Danaus chrysippus
  • Shafique Haider Chowdhury & Monwar Hossain, Butterflies of Bangladesh
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