Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily Name
African MonarchDanaus chrysippus orientis

Male upperside                                         Male underside

Resident, common throughout Africa. Flies most of the year.
Wingspan 50-70 mm. Male and female similar.
Slow, fluttering flight. Unpalatable to birds and reptiles (larvae feed on poisonous plants)
Larval foodplants
Asclepias fruticosa, Asclepias physocarpa, Cynanchum obtusifoium