Monarch Butterfly on Tropical Milkweed
South Miami, Florida
This picture was taken right in our own back yard. Nancy has captured images throughout the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus). This image shows a female butterfly on milkweed, which is the Monarch’s larval host plant. It is not uncommon for the caterpillars of this species to completely strip the leaves of this plant. Notice the egg on the underside of the leaf directly below this butterfly.
Photographic details: Canon EOS 30D camera w/ EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens set at 320mm. Flash was not used. Camera was set for f/8 on aperture priority, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/1250 sec at ISO 800.
For more information, check out the following:
Answers To Your Butterfly Questions,
Life Cycle of Monarch Butterfly, of which this image is a part,
Teacher’s Special – Laminated Poster Of “Emerging Monarch” Is Ready!,
Pupating Monarch, and
Our Newest Teacher’s Poster, Pupating Monarch, Is Ready.
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