Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Danaus chrysippus (Plain Tiger) - Sikkim Butterfly

Danaus chrysippus (Plain Tiger)

Place : Chisopani, Singtam, East Sikkim

Date: February 18, 2013

Pic: Shital Pradhan
 
Danaus chrysippus (Plain Tiger)

Place : Chisopani, Singtam, East Sikkim

Date: June16, 2013

Pic: Shital Pradhan
Danaus chrysippus, also known as the Plain Tiger or African Monarch. The Plain Tiger 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.

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