Plain tiger Danaus chrisippus butterfly

A fragile version of the Monarch. The beautiful tan colour is similar to its close relative, the Monarch.. The Plain Tiger has a wide distribution from throughout the Old World. It is feeding on Milkweed here one of its caterpillar food plants.

Name: Plain tiger

Latin: Danaus chrysippus

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: Africa & Asia

Food plant: Milkweed family