Danaus gilippus (Cramer, 1775)

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Rare, possibly breeding, stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: This butterfly overwinters in extreme southern portions of the United States southward to Argentina. Nebraska roughly represents the northern limit to which it normally strays.

Broods/Flight Times: Nebraska records are from June 23 to October 19

Larval Hostplant(s): Milkweeds (Asclepias sp)

Habitat: As a stray it might show up anywhere

Found at:

Overwintering: Does not overwinter in our area

Similar Species: Monarchs


Queen, Knox Co,
Queen, male, dorsal
Queen, male, ventral

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