monarch butterfly definition

  • noun:
    • 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
  • others:
    • See butterfly.

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