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MCZ Entomology 164589

Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Date Collected:

1899-11-30

Oceania: Tonga: Tongatapu Island | Tongatapu Island

Media type: image, MCZ:Ent:164589 Identified as Danaus plexippus type status Voucher of Danaus plexippus.

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MCZ:Ent:164589 Danaus plexippus. Voucher.

Current Identification
Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Animalia Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Pterygota Lepidoptera Glossata Heteroneura Papilionoidea Nymphalidae Danainae Danaini
Common Name(s): Monarch; monarch butterfly; monarque
Determiner: [no agent data]
Nature of ID: legacy

  • researcher code: Harvard83 [Freedman et al, 2020]

Part Condition Disposition Count
whole animal (pinned) unknown in collection 1 History

Attribute Value Determination On
sex Male By: Micah G. Freedman 2019-01-09
life stage Adult By: Whit Farnum
wing area 7.965 cm² By: Micah G. Freedman 2019-01-09
Remarks: right forewing
wing area 8.497 cm² By: Micah G. Freedman 2019-01-09
Remarks: left forewing
wing length 5.435 cm By: Micah G. Freedman 2019-01-09
Remarks: right forewing
wing length 5.405 cm By: Micah G. Freedman 2019-01-09
Remarks: left forewing
wing perimeter 12.544 cm By: Micah G. Freedman 2019-01-09
Remarks: left forewing
wing perimeter 12.497 cm By: Micah G. Freedman 2019-01-09
Remarks: right forewing
wing width 2.202 cm By: Micah G. Freedman 2019-01-09
Remarks: right forewing
wing width 2.434 cm By: Micah G. Freedman 2019-01-09
Remarks: left forewing

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  • Specific Locality:
  • Tongatapu Island
  • Verbatim Locality:
  • Tongatalu Isd
  • Georeference:
  • -21.166667, -175.16666 (Error radius: 20000m) By: Nelson Rios on 2018-10-03 (Source: GEOLocate batch georeferencing, 2018-10-03)
  • Datum:
  • WGS84
  • Coordinates Entered As:
  • decimal degrees
  • Collecting Source:
  • unknown
  • Collected On:
  • 1899-11-30
  • Verbatim Date:
  • Nov 30, 1899
  • Collecting Event Remarks:
  • Tongatula interpreted as rare old variant of Tongatupa
  • Collector:
  • [no agent data]

  • None

  • None

  • [Masked]

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