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Subfamily Danainae - Milkweed Butterflies & Glasswings

monarch caterpillar - Danaus plexippus Queen - Danaus gilippus - male Monarch - Danaus plexippus - male Monarch - Danaus plexippus - female Monarch Caterpillar? - Danaus plexippus Monarchs Migrating - Danaus plexippus Queen - Danaus gilippus - female Monarch ovipositing - Danaus plexippus - female
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Danainae (Milkweed Butterflies & Glasswings)
Numbers
300 species worlwide, most in Africa and Asia.
Food
Milkweeds.
Internet References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danainae