monarch butterfly

Definition of monarch butterfly

mon´arch but´ter`fly
n.1.(Zool.) A very large red and black butterfly (Danais Plexippus) having striking orange-brown wings with black veins in a reticulated pattern; - called also milkweed butterfly and monarch. Its larvae feed on the leaves of the milkweed.

Related Words

danaid, danaid butterfly, Danaus, Danaus plexippus, genus Danaus, milkweed butterfly, monarch
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