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Danaus plexippus / Monarch (Linnaeus 1758)

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DANAIDAE Colour Plates

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Top Monarch from the Butterflies of the West Indies

Plate 1 #1 p. 38

These are interesting observations to read
Field guide to Monarch caterpillars.
Caterpillars have only two sets of antennae's
and not three like Danaus gilippus berenice /Queen

The sap of the Host Plants that is consumed by the larvae,
contains poisonous glycosides,
this will make the butterfly later on distasteful to birds.

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