This Queen Danaus gilippus keeps to shade on a Seaside Goldenrod Solidago mexicana in a Wakulla County 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/5 – 1/320th second – ISO 500