Observations in the Genus: Danaus

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Egg-selent work, girl!

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 20th April 2017
Added: 20th April 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:3
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Nothing like grass to make you feel royal

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Golfclub forest patch
Observed: 18th April 2017
Added: 20th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Melkbosskoenlapper

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Location: Varkenskraal
Observed: 7th April 2017
Added: 19th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Skoenlapper

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Location: Kruger Ngwenya
Observed: 28th June 2016
Added: 17th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Skoenlapper

tn_25 juni 2016 bij Jan en Desire (29)Danaus chrysippus_e
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Location: Kruger Ngwenya
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 17th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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African Monarch

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By: fayne connelly
CREW (Gauteng)
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Location: The Country Club Johannesburg Woodmead
Observed: 6th March 2017
Added: 13th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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No sitting on the fence with this one

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By: Bushboy
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Location: CrocWorld Conservation Centre
Observed: 8th April 2017
Added: 9th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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Royal stripe

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By: Bushboy
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Location: near Scottburgh Mall
Observed: 3rd April 2017
Added: 5th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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African Monarch

African Monarch
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Keur River - Langeberg
Observed: 21st March 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Mint Imperial

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Karoo orange

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South AfricaCREW (Southern Cape)OutrampsSeaKeys
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Location: Karoo
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 25th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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skoenlapper

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By: wessel uyswessel uys’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: windburg, boschrand
Observed: 10th March 2017
Added: 25th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Royal grassland shenanigans

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By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson Grassland Trail
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 22nd March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

The much-larger female led him by the, err... nose. Flew off when I approached too close with him in tow, wings folded, dangling below her. Per second pic, she left him dangling when she settled on a more distant stalk.

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Lethargic Monarch

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By: fayne connelly
CREW (Gauteng)
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Location: The Country Club Johannesburg Woodmead
Observed: 17th March 2017
Added: 21st March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Medium sized tawny orange butterfly hanging on a grass stem. Was lethargic in the early morning - covered in fine dew drops and unperturbed by my presence. Band of large white spots on the back wing tip. Thorax and head black with white spots. As it warmed up found several more flying around in the grasslands.

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Milkweed Caterpillar

Milkweed Caterpillar
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Winchester 3140_2640
Observed: 24th February 2017
Added: 11th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Monarc

Monarc
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Great Seacow Gat 3125_2610
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 9th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Butterfly

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Location: Dump area, Greyton Commonage
Observed: 8th March 2017
Added: 8th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Skoenlapper

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: D171 - Bergen Op Zoom
Observed: 22nd February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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High-Altitude butterflies

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By: Sishozonke
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Sehonghong Valley
Observed: 1st February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Likely ID: African Monarch
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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African Monarch Butterfly (3 pics)

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Location: C19, Hardap Region - Hammerstein Lodge
Observed: 8th February 2017
Added: 12th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Butterfly

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 9th February 2017
Added: 9th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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African Monarch

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By: SizweShoziSizweShozi’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Umgababa South Africa
Observed: 19th January 2017
Added: 8th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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She seemed keener on breeding than feeding

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Margate Airport
Observed: 23rd January 2017
Added: 25th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Constant dabbling in grassy patch around alien groundcover. Presumably laying eggs. Did not appear ever to feed on flowers.

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African Monarch through 3 stages on host plant

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By: Suvarna Parbhoo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: 30 Linhaven Road, Foresthaven, Phoenix, Durban
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 22nd January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:6
Description:

3 stages of butterfly observed over 2 weeks.
Caterpillar black and white stripes with yellow markings
Pupa: green, egg-shaped, fatter on side attached to plant
Adult: orange wings with black and white markings on edges.

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Butterflies

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Location: Rietfontein, Pretoria
Observed: 30th December 2016
Added: 6th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Monarch

Monarch
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Die Eike to Sneeuberg Hut Trail
Observed: 26th December 2016
Added: 4th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Monarch

Monarch
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Signal Hill
Observed: 20th September 2016
Added: 17th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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African Monarch

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By: TawandaMsomiTawandaMsomi’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Bluff
Observed: 7th October 2016
Added: 10th October 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Butterfly

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African Monarch

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Location: Western Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Observed: 1st November 2007
Added: 4th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Slightly elevated grassland area with scattered bush clumps, adjacent slightly lower-lying seasonal wetland.

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Mating African Monarch butterflies

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Location: Western Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Observed: 28th November 2007
Added: 2nd October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Recently-burned grassland inside the reserve. Pristine grassland - not previously planted under pine plantations.

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