Danaidae - Milkweed Butterflies

Idea lynceus - Malaysia
Danaus Plexippus - California
Danaus chrysippus - Uganda
Ideopsis juventa - Indonesia
The Danaidae family are the milkweed butterflies. Their food plants are the many species of milkweed. There are numerous species of these butterflies found around the world. Some species have spread to more than one continent. Among them is maybe the most famous butterfly in the world, Danaus plexippus - The Monarch.

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