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Danaus chrysippus (African monarch)   

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Phylum: Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Panorpida > Amphiesmenoptera > Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) > Glossata > Coelolepida > Myoglossata > Neolepidoptera > Heteroneura > Ditrysia > Apoditrysia > Obtectomera > Macrolepidoptera > Rhopalocera (butterflies) > Superfamily: Papilionoidea > Family: Nymphalidae > Subfamily: Danainae > Genus: Danaus

Danaus chrysippus (African monarch) Danaus chrysippus (African monarch)

Danaus chrysippus (African monarch) male, Mbotyi. [photo Steve Woodhall ]

Danaus chrysippus (African monarch) male, Hammanskraal, South Africa. [photo Peet van Schalkwyk , see also scienceanimations.com]

 

Danaus chrysippus (African monarch), Brits, Northwest Province, South Africa, 30 January 2011. [photo Mike Nyenes ]