Danaus chrysippus - Plain tiger (click to enlarge)

Danaus chrysippus – Plain tiger (click to enlarge)

Danaus chrysippus - Plain tiger butterfly (click to enlarge)

Danaus chrysippus – Plain tiger butterfly (click to enlarge)

 

Common Name Plain Tiger
Scientific name Danaus chrysippus
Family Danaidae
Description It is one of the commonest butterflies seen Great Himalayan National Park. In case of this, male is smaller than the female and has a scented pouch in the centre of the hindwings. Birds generally avoid his evil tasting butterfly due to the fact it imbibes unpalatable alkaloids from its host plants. At first the caterpillar is yellowish in colour and having black bands.