Nymphalidae Junonia coenia Common Buckeye Asteraceae Solidago Mexicana Seaside Goldenrod Butterflies Moths of North America verified accepted BAMONA East Goose Creek Florida

Common Buckeye – Americana Collection

A Common Buckeye Junonia coenia explores Seaside Goldenrod Solidago mexicana on a sunny 96F afternoon in this sandy marsh edging the Gulf of Mexico. This specimen has been verified and accepted in the photographic library of the Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) project. A sighting details page for this butterfly is available at the BAMONA web site: https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org.

According to the organization’s web site, the Butterflies and Moths of North America project is an ambitious effort to collect and provide access to quality-controlled data about butterflies and moths for the continent of North America from Panama to Canada.


camera: Nikon D500 | lens: AF Nikkor VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED
focal length: 300mm | exposure: f/8 – 1/2500th second – ISO 1600


Nymphalidae Agraulis Vanillae Gulf Fritillary Asteraceae Solidago Mexicana Seaside Goldenrod Butterflies Moths of North America BAMONA verified accepted Gulf od Mexico Florida

Gulf Fritillary – Americana Collection

A Gulf fritillary Agraulis vanillae feeds on Seaside Goldenrod Solidago mexicana. Multiple Gulf fritillary were sighted on a sunny 96F afternoon in a sandy Florida marsh edging the Gulf of Mexico. This specimen has been verified and accepted in the photographic library of the Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) project. Sighting details page for this butterfly is available at the BAMONA web site: https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org.

According to the organization’s web site, the Butterflies and Moths of North America project is an ambitious effort to collect and provide access to quality-controlled data about butterflies and moths for the continent of North America from Panama to Canada.


camera: Nikon D500 | lens: AF Nikkor VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED
focal length: 300mm | exposure: f/8 – 1/3200th second – ISO 1600