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.
focal length: 300mm | exposure: f/8 – 1/2500th second – ISO 1600