Plain Tiger


The Plain Tiger, also known as the African Monarch, is a medium-sized (wingspan of 7–8 cm) butterfly widespread in Asia and Africa.
The male Plain Tiger is smaller than the female, but more brightly coloured.
There are three subspecies:
1. Danaus chrysippus chrysippus (Asia, Mediterranean region, northern tropical Africa)
2. Danaus chrysippus alcippus (Cape Verde Islands through tropical Africa to Yemen and Oman). This subspecies is browner with broader white forewing spots.
3. Danaus chrysippus orientis (Saint Helena, southern tropical Africa to South Africa, Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles and Mascarenes. This subspecies has small white forewing spots.

This is Danaus chrysippus alcippus.

Ayn Hamran, Dhofar Region, Oman, 2 February 2017

Scientific Name:
Dutch Name: