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Danaus erippus (southern monarch)

Wikipedia Abstract

Danaus erippus, the southern monarch, is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae. It is one of the best known butterflies in South America. Its genome is nearly identical to D. plexippus, but the two are incompatible, and therefore considered separate species.
View Wikipedia Record: Danaus erippus


Prey / Diet

Araujia odorata (latexplant)[1]
Araujia sericifera (moth plant)[1]
Asclepias curassavica (bloodflower)[1]
Calotropis procera (roostertree)[1]
Hoya carnosa (porcelainflower)[1]
Oxypetalum coeruleum[1]
Persea americana (avocado)[1]



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1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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