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Uploaded on Wednesday 07 Mar 2012 by Peter Prokosch

African Monarch (Danaus chrysippus), Table Mountain National Park, SA

Year: 2012 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Danaus chrysippus, known as the African Monarch, is a common butterfly which is widespread in Asia and Africa. The African Monarch is believed to be one of the first butterflies to be used in art. A 3500 year old Egyptian fresco in Luxor features the oldest illustration of this species.
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