genus Danaus


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Noun1.genus Danaus - type genus of the Danaidae: monarch butterfliesgenus Danaus - type genus of the Danaidae: monarch butterflies
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Danaidae, family Danaidae - small family of usually tropical butterflies: monarch butterflies
Danaus plexippus, milkweed butterfly, monarch butterfly, monarch - large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed
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Two species of genus Danaus Kluk (1802), Danaus chrysippus Linnaeus (1758) and Danaus genutia Cramer (1779), commonly called monarchs, queens and milkweed butterflies are re-described.
The genus Danaus Kluk (1804) belongs to subfamily Danainae (Nymphalidae: Lepidoptera) commonly called Monarchs, Queens and Milkweed butterflies.
Species of the genus Danaus are most noticeable and abundant among all recorded butterflies; all the species are medium to large size and multicolored, such as orange, yellow or brown with black and white marking Larsen (1977, 1984).