- Provincial Status: Special Concern
- Latin Name: Danaus plexippus
- Life span: 7-8 months (winter generation); 30 days (summer generation)
- Wingspan: 9 to 11 centimetres
- Weight: .27 to .75 grams (.0095 to .026 ounces)
- Migration distance up to 3,600 kilometers to California or Mexico
- Larval host plant: milkweed speciesMore Info..