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African Monarch

Resident, common throughout Africa. Flies most of the year.

Family Name:
Danaus chrysippus orientis
Common Name:
African Monarch
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