Plain Tiger

Plain Tiger

Danaus chrysippus

Painted wood: watercolor, pencils, acrylic paint; varnish-fixed. Slightly larger than life-size. Bamboo framed, 16.2 × 12 cm

“Danaus chrysippus, also known as the plain tiger, African queen, or African monarch, belongs to the Danainae subfamily of the family Nymphalidae. Danainae primarily consume plants that contain toxic compounds; because of their emetic properties, the plain tiger is unpalatable to most predators, and the species’ coloration is widely mimicked by other butterflies.

The plain tiger is most often found in dry, wide-open areas. It is believed to be one of the first butterflies depicted in art. A 3500-year-old ancient Egyptian fresco in Luxor features the oldest known illustration of this species.”

€ 350

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