Nymphalidae Danaus plexippus Monarch butterfly St Marks National Wildlife Reserve Florida Americana Collection

Monarch butterfly – Americana Collection

“The monarch Danaus plexippus is one of the most abundant and widely recognized butterflies in the world. Like most butterflies, monarchs are pollinators that play an important ecological role in maintaining biological diversity.”1

camera: Nikon D500 | lens: AF Nikkor VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED with Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC14E III
focal length: 420mm | exposure: f/5.6 – 1/2500 – ISO 500

1Harvey, Rebecca G, et al. “Native Habitats for Monarch Butterflies in South Florida.” Native Habitats for Monarch Butterflies in South Florida, IFAS Extension University of Florida, June 2018, edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/UW/UW31100.pdf.