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

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.

Year: 2012

From album: Biodiversity Hotspot Cape Floristic Region, South Africa

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Africa fauna wildlife

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