Close Menu

Monarch Butterfly 

The large Monarch Butterfly is common around Perth and easily recognisable within a garden.

Butterflies Bushland Heathland Non-native Species Urban Pollinators

Noongar Names: Bindi Bindi, Barn Barn (Butterfly)

Scientific Name: Danaus plexippus

Conservation Status: Introduced

Threats: Not applicable

Will they visit?: Monarch Butterflies frequently visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Gather in large groups on tree branches

Diet: Adults feed on nectar, caterpillars feed on foliage

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Pollinator

ReWild Benefits

Monarch Butterflies not native to Australia and was self introduced in the 1860-70’s, but possibly much earlier. Nonetheless, they are pollinators and help connect biodiversity across the landscape. If you see them around your garden, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

Close Menu

Share your feedback.

  • Eg. "Link goes to a page I wasn't expecting"
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, Max. file size: 10 MB.
    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    Back to top