Danaus genutia genutia

Common Tiger

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Genus Danaus
Species: genutia
Subspecies: genutia
Common Name: Common Tiger
Forms: alcippoides, intermedius
Wingspan: 70-80 mm
Status: Moderately Common
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Thailand •Malaysia •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
The Common Tiger has the same colouration as the Plain Tiger and indeed, the white and orange forms also occur as in the Plain Tiger. The veins of this species are strongly marked with black and in the field, the Common Tiger may occasionally be mistaken for the Black Veined Tiger. The white form, form-intermedius, has white hindwings with the border tinged with orange.

Habitat & Habits
The form-genutia has the hindwings coloured as in the forewings. The butterfly is not commonly encountered in Singapore, but is often seen in the urban and sub-urban areas where it may find its host plant, the creeper-weed Raphistemma pulchellum, growing in a patch of undeveloped land. The Common Tiger is attracted to the dried plants of Heliotropium indicum.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
See Khew's documentation of the life history of the Common Tiger.

Also refer to ButterflyCircle's blog article - Life History of the Common Tiger.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa

Danaus genutia genutia

Common Tiger

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Genus Danaus
Species: genutia
Subspecies: genutia
Common Name: Common Tiger
Forms: alcippoides, intermedius
Wingspan: 70-80
Status: Moderately Common
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Thailand •Malaysia •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
The Common Tiger has the same colouration as the Plain Tiger and indeed, the white and orange forms also occur as in the Plain Tiger. The veins of this species are strongly marked with black and in the field, the Common Tiger may occasionally be mistaken for the Black Veined Tiger. The white form, form-intermedius, has white hindwings with the border tinged with orange.

Habitat & Habits
The form-genutia has the hindwings coloured as in the forewings. The butterfly is not commonly encountered in Singapore, but is often seen in the urban and sub-urban areas where it may find its host plant, the creeper-weed Raphistemma pulchellum, growing in a patch of undeveloped land. The Common Tiger is attracted to the dried plants of Heliotropium indicum.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
See Khew's documentation of the life history of the Common Tiger.

Also refer to ButterflyCircle's blog article - Life History of the Common Tiger.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa




Danaus genutia genutia

Common Tiger

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Genus Danaus
Species: genutia
Subspecies: genutia
Common Name: Common Tiger
Forms: alcippoides, intermedius
Wingspan: 70-80
Status: Moderately Common
Life History: complete
Extant in countries: •Thailand •Malaysia •Singapore
Hostplants:

Description
The Common Tiger has the same colouration as the Plain Tiger and indeed, the white and orange forms also occur as in the Plain Tiger. The veins of this species are strongly marked with black and in the field, the Common Tiger may occasionally be mistaken for the Black Veined Tiger. The white form, form-intermedius, has white hindwings with the border tinged with orange.

Habitat & Habits
The form-genutia has the hindwings coloured as in the forewings. The butterfly is not commonly encountered in Singapore, but is often seen in the urban and sub-urban areas where it may find its host plant, the creeper-weed Raphistemma pulchellum, growing in a patch of undeveloped land. The Common Tiger is attracted to the dried plants of Heliotropium indicum.

Other Observations
To be detailed.

Early Stages
See Khew's documentation of the life history of the Common Tiger.

Also refer to ButterflyCircle's blog article - Life History of the Common Tiger.

Further Reading
To be detailed.

Early Stages Photos

Egg
Caterpillar
Pupa