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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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
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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
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Butterfly

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 9th February 2017
Added: 9th 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
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Monarch

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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
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Monarch

Monarch
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Signal Hill
Observed: 20th September 2016
Added: 17th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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African Monarch

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Location: Bluff
Observed: 7th October 2016
Added: 10th October 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
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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African Monarch butterfly

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Location: 28 Pieter Cruythoff St, Riebeek Kasteel, Western Cape
Observed: 20th August 2016
Added: 21st August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

African Monarch butterfly in the garden.

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Richtersveld surprise

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By: magrietb
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Location: De Hoop campsite, Richtersveld NP
Observed: 8th August 2016
Added: 19th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Probably a well known thing, but I had no idea that African monarchs congregate in the desert like this. At least a dozen could be seen flapping around this tree in daylight hours, taking nectar and failing to impress the bakkie guys. Beautiful!

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African Monarch (MNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Marakele NP - WfW Office
Observed: 19th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Milkweed Fruit Muncher

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 18th July 2016
Added: 19th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Dead caterpillar on fence wire

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 9th July 2016
Added: 10th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Two Size Milkweed Cats

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 9th July 2016
Added: 10th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Melkbos skoenlapper wurm

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Location: Varkenskraal
Observed: 22nd March 2016
Added: 5th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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catipillar

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By: Mark WerschleinMark Werschlein’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: howick
Observed: 14th May 2016
Added: 3rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Winter Grass Butterfly

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 27th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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African Monarch Butterfly

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Observed: 15th June 2016
Added: 19th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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African Monarch

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Location: Mtunzini
Observed: 7th May 2016
Added: 16th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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June Sage monarch

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 5th June 2016
Added: 6th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Late Season Battered Monarch

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th May 2016
Added: 29th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Royalty

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Location: Silvermine East
Observed: 26th May 2016
Added: 27th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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UCT butterflies

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By: Sishozonke
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Uct Upper Campus
Observed: 21st May 2016
Added: 21st May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:4
Description:

photographs same time same location. I am assuming the main pic (much larger individual) is female and second pic relative small individual with narrow wings is female?

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African Monarch (Ashb)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Ashberton - Arbor
Observed: 12th April 2016
Added: 17th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Caterpillar (R27)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R27 (2)
Observed: 20th March 2016
Added: 28th April 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Stripy pillar

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Stoneybrook
Observed: 8th April 2016
Added: 24th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Just a lighter shade than the others around at the time

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 20th April 2016
Added: 21st April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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