The Striped TigerAndrew V. Z. Brower
This attractive species is native to southeast Asia, ranging from India to the Philippines, to northwesten Australia. It is involved in Müllerian mimicry rings with several othe Danaus species.
Linnaeus conflated this species with the monarch, resulting in nomenclatural confusion as to which species is "Danaus plexippus" that persisted from 1758 until 1954, when the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature finally ruled that the name is correctly applied to the latter species.
Ackery, P. R. & Vane-Wright, R. I. 1984 Milkweed butterflies. London: British Museum (Natural History).
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- First online 25 May 2007
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