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Genus   Danaus

Danaus plexippus plexippus

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Monarch

N & C America, Cuba, N Bahamas
(to Crooked I.); migratory

Danaus plexippus megalippe

(Hübner, [1826])

Monarch

E Cuba, S Bahamas, Gr. Antilles,
Virgin Is., L. Antilles, Caymans

Danaus plexippus portoricensis

A. Clark, 1941

Monarch

Puerto Rico; possibly only a
form of D. p. megalippe

Danaus plexippus leucogyne

(Butler, 1884)

Monarch

Virgin Islands, N Leeward Is.;
possibly a form of D. p.
megalippe

Danaus gilippus thersippus

(H. Bates, 1863)

Queen

continental; SW USA & TX (strays
far N) to Colombia

Danaus gilippus berenice

(Cramer, 1779)

Queen

SE USA, Bahamas, Cuba, Caymans

Danaus gilippus jamaicensis

(H. Bates, 1864)

Queen

Jamaica

Danaus gilippus cleothera

(Godart, 1819)

Queen

Hispaniola, Mona, rarely in W
Puerto Rico

Danaus gilippus

(Cramer, 1775) (S Lesser
Antilles segregate)

Queen

[nr. xanthippus], S Lesser
Antilles

Danaus eresimus montezuma

Talbot, 1943

Soldier

continental; S TX to Colombia
(strays N)

Danaus eresimus tethys

W. Forbes, [1944]

Soldier

S Florida, Gr. Antilles (except
P. Rico), Grand Cayman

Danaus eresimus eresimus

(Cramer, 1777)

Soldier

Grenada & Barbados, possibly
only as vagrants from S

Danaus cleophile

(Godart, 1819)

Caribbean Queen

Jamaica & Hispaniola