A large United states butterfly (Danaus plexippus) having light orange-brown wings with black veins and white-spotted black colored boundaries, noted for the long-distance migrations and its particular brightly striped caterpillars that feed on the milkweed plant. Also called milkweed butterfly.
a tremendously large red and black butterfly (Danais Plexippus) having hitting orange-brown wings with black veins in a reticulated pattern; -- called in addition milkweed butterfly and monarch. Its larvae feast upon the leaves for the milkweed.
large migratory United states butterfly having deep orange wings with monochrome markings; the larvae feast upon milkweed