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Danaus
Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Tribe: Danaini
Genus: Danaus
(Kluk, 1780)
Species

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Danaus is a genus of butterflies. Danaus is in the family Nymphalidae. Species in this genus are commonly known as Tigers or Monarchs.

Species

  • Danaus affinis Fabricius, 1775 - Malay Tiger
  • Danaus chrysippus Linnaeus, 1758 Plain Tiger
  • Danaus cleophile Godart, 1819 - Jamaican Monarch
  • Danaus eresimus Cramer, 1777 - Soldier
  • Danaus erippus Cramer, 1775 - Southern Monarch
  • Danaus genutia Cramer, 1779 - Common Tiger
  • Danaus gilippus Cramer, 1775 - Queen
  • Danaus ismare Cramer, 1780 - Ismare Tiger
  • Danaus melanippus Cramer, 1777 - White Tiger
  • Danaus plexippus Linnaeus, 1758 - Monarch

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