Though tiny, this species travels far. Collect all 22 species on our handy Collector’s Card.
Conservation Status: Endangered
- Danaus plexippus
- Wingspan: 7–10 cm
- Other names include milkweed, common tiger, wanderer, and black veined brown butterfly
- Unlike most other butterfly larva, monarch larva are brightly coloured to discourage predators
- Average flight speed around 9 km/h, about that of a human jog
- Has been observed flying more than 1 km above the ground