Today, February 5th, is Western Monarch Day according to whatisyourspiritanimal.com, so I’ve put together a List of Monarch Butterflies to help you identify them, especially if you’re helping in the American National Monarch Count (see SouthWest Monarch website for more info, and visit the Pacific Northwest’s Facebook Page).
- Danaus Plexippus, the Northern and Western Monarch, mostly found in North America
- Danaus Erippus, the Southern Monarch, mainly found in South America
- Danaus Cleophile, the Jamaican Monarch, mainly found in Jamaica and Hispaniola
- Monarch Nivosus, the White Monarch, commonly found in Hawaii
- Danaus Genutis, the Indian Monarch, is found in India
- Danaus Chrysippus, the African Monarch, is common to Asia and Africa
Visit the National Wildlife Federation page for more information.
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