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Danaus plexippus

1 Monarch/Wanderer at Blue Mountains National Park

Danaus plexippus at Blue Mountains National Park - 29 Mar 2019
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Identification history

Danaus plexippus 24 May 2019 michaelb
Danaus plexippus 19 May 2019 michaelb
Unidentified 18 May 2019 RobParnell

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3 comments

michaelb wrote:
   19 May 2019
Possibly a monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, exotic, see
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/the-bitter-taste-of-the-monarch-butterfly/10391428
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:edefc908-abed-43b5-a906-e2df23d9f7cb
michaelb wrote:
   21 May 2019
Species added to taxonomy, ready for confirmation.
SuziBond wrote:
   24 May 2019
Hi Michael, Rob, this is a Monarch caterpillar.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 29 Mar 2019 04:07 PM Recorded on
  • RobParnell Recorded by

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