Definition of Danaus plexippus

1. Noun. Large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed.

Exact synonyms: Milkweed Butterfly, Monarch, Monarch Butterfly
Generic synonyms: Danaid, Danaid Butterfly
Group relationships: Danaus, Genus Danaus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Danaus Plexippus

Damocloid
Damocloids
Damon
Damon Runyon
Damon and Pythias
Dampier
Damus-Kaye-Stancel procedure
Damus-Stancel-Kaye anastomosis
Dan.
Dana
Dana's operation
Danaan
Danaea
Danaidae
Danaus
Danaus plexippus (current term)
Dance's sign
Dandie Dinmont
Dandie Dinmont terrier
Dando
Dandy-Walker syndrome
Dandy operation
Dane
Dane's stain
Danegeld
Danegelt
Danelaw
Danes
Danforth's sign
Dangaleat

Literary usage of Danaus plexippus

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus sequesters cardiac ... Monarch butterflies Danaus plexippus, when reared on tropical ..."

2. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1901)
"V, p. lò. 1888—Larva. /. GO Tepper (quotes Kirby). Gard, and Field, Vol. XIII, p. 91. Food-plant : Asclepias. Danaus plexippus. 1888—Larva. ..."

3. The Life of North American Insects by Benedict Jaeger, Henry C. Preston (1859)
"... and the Danaus (Danaus plexippus) feeds only upon the different species of milk-weed. The excrement of caterpillars furnishes an excellent dye- stuff, ..."

4. Stuffing Birds, Pressing Plants, Shaping Knowledge: Natural History in North ...by Sue Ann Prince by Sue Ann Prince (2003)
"Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) with Chrysalids and Caterpillar, 1817. Watercolor, graphite, and ink, 9 7/8 x 8 in. Muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus) ("Mus ..."

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