where are all the Monarchs?

Neil Jones Neil at nwjones.demon.co.uk
Sat Nov 28 16:48:59 EST 1998

In article <ant281656d07G+Gr at R.zetnet.co.uk>
           rjseago at zetnet.co.uk "Robert  Seago" writes:

> In article <01be1a50$129038a0$448a4a0c at paul>, Cyberpoll 2000
> <URL:mailto:paul at oksdirect.com> wrote:
> > Each year in the fall I enjoy watching the Monarchs go from north to south
> > on our Oklahoma highways.
> Hello, I am new here and hope that, this sort of enquiry is OK. I
> haven't actually read the faq properly.

It is fine. No problems.

> I saw two very large butterflies in Crete, in October that I assumed
> were Monarchs, not being familiar with them. One was feeding on tamarisk
> tree flowers, and the other on a compositae plant, popular with other
> species.
> Not unlike a Monarch, in size ang=d general colour, it however had some
> white flashes on the wings. I found a description of a predominately
> African butterfly, that reaches Southern Europe, called the Plain Tiger,
> or was it Plane Tiger. I wonder if anyone has any comments about it.

It is Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus) and I have seen it called an African
Monarch. It has similar foodplants too.

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Neil Jones- Neil at nwjones.demon.co.uk http://www.nwjones.demon.co.uk/
"At some point I had to stand up and be counted. Who speaks for the
butterflies?" Andrew Lees - The quotation on his memorial at Crymlyn Bog
National Nature Reserve

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