Nymphalidae Danaus plexippus Monarch Asteraceae Solidago Mexicana Seaside Goldenrod Butterflies Moths of North America verified accepted BAMONA Crawfordville Florida

Monarch – Americana Collection

Monarch Danaus plexippus butterfly migration brings many Lepidoptera through northern Florida. This specimen was seen around a food source of Seaside Goldenrod Solidago mexicana blooming in uncut fence lines and pond border. It 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 with Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E-III
focal length: 420mm | exposure: f/11 – 1/1000th second – ISO 500