Plain Tiger – Danaus chrysippus
Danaus chrysippus, known as the Plain Tiger or African Monarch, is a common butterfly which is widespread in Asia and Africa. It belongs to the Danainae (“Milkweed butterflies”) subfamily of the brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae.
It is believed to be one of the first butterflies to be used in art. A 3500 year old Egyptian fresco in Luxor features the oldest illustration of this species.
The Plain Tiger can be considered the archetypical danaine of India. Accordingly, this species has been studied in greater detail than other members of its subfamily occurring in India.
Source: Wikipedia

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My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
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  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 4 years ago


    PAPILONalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot never heard of this species fav

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisalmost 4 years ago


  • Carol2
    Carol2almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and composition

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamalmost 4 years ago

    Have you ever seen the Danaus chrysippus mimic, I photographd one in the DR, the female Danaid Eggfly (Hypolimnas misippus)

  • Beautiful capture of the Mimic a wonderful butterfly! Yes I heard of it but never seen one! With the wings closed it could be the Danaus chrysippus. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Moorealmost 4 years ago

  • Karen, thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group!

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  • Paulette1021
    Paulette1021almost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature – Just Beautiful !!

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 4 years ago

    Lovely color and clarity.

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraalmost 4 years ago

    Thank you All so much for the kind support!

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