View a video of a monarch butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.
View a video of a monarch caterpillar changing into a chrysalis.
Danaus plexippusBlazing stars (Liatris sp.) are very common in our part of Florida and are an important nectar source for the monarchs as they fly south in the late fall.
Danaus plexippusThe monarch migration in the Florida Panhandle usually occurs when the groundsel or salt bush (Baccharis sp.) is blooming.
This butterfly was one of several hundred monarchs that was "roosting" in the branches of the groundsel that is found along the coast.
Nadata gibbosa This is a tentative identification.
Parasa indeterminaThe adult moth belongs to the Slug Caterpillar Moth gorup which explains the double use of the word caterpillar in this description.
Patalene olyzonaria puber