Back to Nymphalidae Danaus plexippus - Monarch, Wanderer  
  Danainae, Nyphalidae  

This butterfly is renowned worldwide for its long migrations and spectacular clustering. In Australia it is also migratory and over winters at specific sites. Larval food plants include Asclepias curassavica and Calatropis gigantea.  

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