Nymphalidae: Danainae

1630 (ABH59.001) Monarch Danaus plexippus, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07474

 Photo © Val Perrin
Monarch
 Photo © Val Perrin
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards

General Information

This is an extremely rare migrant from North America.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.

Wingspan: 95-100mm
Foodplant(s): milkweeds (Asclepias spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-November
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Habitat

Open, flowery meadows.

Regional Information

This species has been recorded in Huntingdonshire, but without locational data.

Last recorded in


Uncommon/Rare
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Black, white, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5