NCTC Video B-Roll


Monarch Butterfly (Shotlog)

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Videographers: Brett Billings, Ryan Hagerty, and Doug Canfield, USFWS/NCTC.

Click here to download video!Milkweed and Pollinators 1 (00:09:29) (Monarch Butterflies)

  • Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnate) in field-zoom in slowly for closer look at blossoms
  • Close-up of inflorescense of swamp milkweed with a rust colored skipper-Indian skipper (Hesperia sassacus)
  • Giant Swallowtail: Papilio or Heraclides cresphontes flittering on swamp milkweed
  • Close-up of giant swallowtail- this butterfly never stops moving
  • Even closer view of giant swallowtail
  • Zoom out for wide angle view
  • Orange milkweed-(Butterfly milkweed-chigger flower) Asclepias tuberosa
  • Close-up of butterfly milkweed with several beetles
  • Several stalks of giant milkweed zoom in and pan up
  • Aphnrodite (Frilillary) Speyeria idalia perched on blossom of musk thistle (Bristle, thistle, nodding thistle): carduus nutans-accompanied by bumble bee
  • Clearwing hummingbird moth: Hemaris thysbe sampling common milkweed: Asclepias syriaca
  • Several bumble bees: Apidae bombus on common milkweed
  • One cluster of milkweed with several bumblebee harvesting pollen
  • Close-up of bumble bee on echinacia or coneflower; Echinacea purpurea
  • Even closer look at bumble bee
  • Back to single cluster of common milkweed with several bumble bees as in shot #13
  • Tiger swallowtail: Papilio glaucas sampling common milkweed
  • Several bumble bees on milkweed clusters-panning to follow zoom out for wide angle view
  • Dark brown? Arizona skipper close-up on common milkweed
  • Close-up of milkweed beetle: Tetraopes tetrophthalunus on leaf of common milkweed
  • Milkweed beetle on milkweed flowers
  • Pearly crescent spot: Phyciodes tharus and bog frilillary: Proclossiana Eunomia on common milkweed-joined by Japanese beetle: Popillia japonica
  • Various skipper butterflies on common milkweed
  • Japanese beetles and grey moth on common milkweed flower
  • Zebra swallowtail butterfly (Protagraphium Marcellus) on common milkweed flower-medium shot
  • Zebra swallowtail on common milkweed flower-close up
  • Zebra swallowtail and bees on common milkweed flower
  • Close-up zebra swallowtail feeding on common milkweed flower
  • Fuzzy, yellow bee on common milkweed flower (end of B roll)

Click here to download video!Milkweed and Pollinators 2 (00:09:48) (Monarch Butterflies)

Date: February 8, 2016

  • 1. Caption: Orange Butterfly
  • Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • Butterfly weed: Asclepias tuberosa with Common Black Ground Beetle: Pterostichus melanarius
  • Several clusters of blossoms of Butterfly weed.
  • Close-up of blossoms of Butterfly weed. Zoom in on one cluster. One cluster is unopened.
  • Close-up of flowers and Common Black Ground Beetle crawling on flowers.
  • Two butterflies on butterfly weed. One is Zebra Swallowtail: Protographium Marcellus. The other is Common Sulphur: Colias philodice
  • Close-up Zebra Swallowtail on Orange Butterfly weed.
  • Same butterfly, but front view—eventually flies off.
  • Common Northern Bumble Bee: Bombus fervidus gathering pollen from Orange Butterfly Weed. Small winged bug attacks bumble bee and drives it off.
  • Common Sulphur on Orange Butterfly Weed (Milkweed).
  • Several clusters of Milkweed—zooming in on one cluster.
  • Close-up of Orange Milkweed with several pollinators including California Checkered Beetle: Aulicus terrestris.
  • Pearl Crescent Butterfly: Phyciodes tharos on orange milkweed.
  • Black wasp on butterfly weed—several small pollinators also present
  • Caption: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Green Comet
  • Milkweed
  • Asclepias viridiflora
  • Green Comet Milkweed – zooming in on one cluster of unopened buds for close-ups. Each stem on stalk contains several clusters of flower buds.
  • Close-up of several clusters of Green Comet Milkweed.
  • Bumble bee flies in and lands on milkweed—harvests pollen and flies away.
  • Bumble bee returns and lands on milkweed.
  • Close-up of one cluster of blooms hanging down.
  • Caption: U.S. fish and Wildlife Service
  • Common Milkweed
  • Asclepias syriaca
  • Several stalks with many clusters of Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) zoom in – several pollinators and one bumble bee
  • Close-up of one cluster of blooms of Common Milkweed and and Golden Northern Bumble Bee (Bombus fervidus) gathering pollen.
  • Wide angle shot of Common Milkweed.
  • Close-up of single cluster of Milkweed and Bumble Bee.
  • Back to wide angle view of Milkweed with several clusters of blooms.
  • Close-up of single cluster of opened blossoms of Milkweed and Bumble bee harvesting pollen.
  • Back to wide-angle view.
  • Close-up of cluster of Milkweed blooms.
  • Close-up of single cluster of Milkweed and two Bumble bees.
  • Medium view of Milkweed clusters.
  • Back to single cluster and Bumble bee.
  • Several close-up clusters of Milkweed and Bumble bee.
  • END

Click here to download video!Monarch Butterfly 1 (00:14:22) (Monarch Butterflies)

Date: 03/17/2015
Location: USA National Wildlife Refuges
Description: Single Monarch on ground

  • Monarchs in evergreen
  • Small group of Monarchs in Eucalyptus
  • Close up of Monarch Chrysalis
  • Single Monarch on Flower
  • Single Monarch on plant
  • Monarch Larvae on stem
  • Overwintering Monarchs on Pine. Tagged Monarch
  • Clustered Monarchs with Tags
  • Close up on Clustered Monarchs
  • Clustered Monarchs flutter wings
  • Clustered Monarchs with Tags
  • Bright Orange Monarch in cluster
  • Clustered Monarchs medium shot with Tags
  • Clustered Monarchs on tree
  • Clustered Monarchs cold morning
  • Close up on Cluster
  • Close up on Cluster no movement in butterflies
  • Mediium shot of Monarch cluster
  • Cluster of monarchs on cypress
  • Medium shot of still Monarch cluster
  • Close up on Monarchs on Cypress
  • Single Monarch in foreground cluster in background
  • Super Close up on Monarchs
  • Medium shot cluster of Monarchs on Cypress
  • Monaarchs in Cluster
  • Single Monarch Flutters on ground flies away
  • Monarchs start to move in cluster
  • Close Up on Monarchs
  • Medium shot of Monarch narrow cluster
  • Monarchs start to move in cluster
  • Sunlight on small cluster on Eucalyptus
  • Close up on Monarchs in cluster fluttering
  • Medium shot of large cluster fluttering
  • Monarchs dangle at bottom of branch
  • Monarchs moving at the end of large cluster
  • Lots of butterflies fluttering
  • Defocused shot of butterflies 
  • Focused shot of same shot
  • END

Click here to download video!Monarch Butterfly 2 (00:10:07) (Monarch Butterflies)

Date: March 20, 2016

  • Various shots of adult Monarch butterflies on swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnate)
  • Various shots of adult Monarch butterfly on smooth sumac leaves and berries
  • MS Monarch butterfly adult perched on branch with blue FWS shirt in background
  • Various shots of adult Monarch butterflies on Common Milkweed and stocks
  • END

Click here to download video!Monarch Lifecycle 1 (00:09:46) (Monarch Butterflies)

Date: March 20, 2016

  • Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) egg on milkweed leaf (Asclepias syriaca) – several shots/angles
  • Monarch egg with first instar caterpillar emerging
  • Time lapse Monarch egg hatching
  • First instar caterpillar eats old egg
  • First instar caterpillar walks around on leaf
  • Second instar Monarch Butterfly caterpillar on leaf (some with aphid in foreground)
  • END

Click here to download video!Monarch Lifecycle 2 (00:10:21) (Monarch Butterflies)

Date: March 20, 2016

  • Third instar Monarch Butterfly caterpillar (Danaus plexippus) on leaf – several angles
  • Fourth instar Monarch caterpillar on leaf, walking, eating leaf
  • Fifth instar Monarch caterpillar, walking on leaf, eating, two caterpillars eating leaf
  • Fifth instar Monarch caterpillar “J” – hanging from milkweed leaf
  • Fifth instar caterpillar changes to chrysalis time-lapse and real-time
  • END

Click here to download video!Monarch Lifecycle 3 (00:13:47) (Monarch Butterflies)

Date: March 20, 2016

  • Various close-ups of chrysalis
  • Time-lapse chrysalis changing colors
  • Time-lapse of two chrysalides changing color and butterflies emerging
  • WS Monarch emerging from chrysalis and pumping-up wings (time-lapse)
  • WS Monarch emerging from chrysalis #2 (time-lapse)
  • WS Monarch emerging from chrysalis – real-time footage
  • CU tilt-up from Monarch’s wings to body with old chrysalis
  • WS tilt-up from Monarch’s wings to body with old chrysalis
  • CU Monarch’s wings – 3 versions
  • CU Monarch’s head while clinging to chrysalis
  • MCU tilt-up from Monarch’s wings to head, attached to old chrysalis
  • Adult Monarch butterfly footage: Monarch on thistle – several shots
  • WS Monarch butterflies flutter near milkweeds
  • MS/CU Monarch hanging on sunflower (Helianthus)
  • MS Monarch perched on late-Summer milkweed (Butterfly weed)
  • MCU Monarch perched under Common Milkweed leaf
  • MS Monarch perched on tall Milkweed pod
  • MS/Zoom-in Monarch on Fall red sumac leaves and berries

Click here to download video!Monarch Tagging (00:05:59) (Monarch Butterflies)

Date: March 20, 2016

  • Various shots of adult Monarch butterflies on swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnate)
  • Various shots of adult Monarch butterfly on smooth sumac leaves and berries
  • MS Monarch butterfly adult perched on branch with blue FWS shirt in background
  • Various shots of adult Monarch butterflies on Common Milkweed and stocks
  • END

Click here to download video!Pollinators 1 (00:06:40) (Monarch Butterflies)

Date: February 2016

  • Close-up of Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio Machaon) feeding on common thistle bloom
  • Closer view of head of Tiger Swallowtail with proboscis in bloom of thistle bloom
  • Zoomed out but Tiger Swallowtail is still on thistle
  • Zoomed back in for close-up of head of Tiger Swallowtail
  • Tiger Swallowtail – back – flat view
  • Close-up of Tiger Swallowtail with proboscis in thistle flower, feeding
  • Swallowtails in motion—two swallowtails in flight, panning to follow
  • Tiger Swallowtail and Bumble Bee (Bombus fervidus) both on thistle flower. Bee flies off leaving Swallowtail – viewed from different angles
  • Back to close-up of Tiger Swallowtail going from flower to flower of thistle
  • Back to close-up of Tiger Swallowtail on blossom of thistle
  • Cabbage White – “Small White” – European cabbage white butterfly: Ascia monute perched on green leaf with wing partially opened
  • . Close-up of Honey Bee: Apis mellifera on blossom of cultivar (Lazy Susan) harvesting pollen
  • Eastern Black Swallowtail: Papilio polyxenes and Common Thistle with preboscus in blossom. Just before it flies away – can see colors on underside of wing
  • Northern Cloudy Wing: Thorybes pyledes feeding on thistle
  • Great Spangled Frilillary: Speyeria Cybele on thistle bloom
  • Bumble Bee on blossom (Echinacea purpunea) harvesting pollen
  • Hummingbird Moth: Hemaris thyshe going from blossom to blossom of Milkweed
  • Close-up of Hummingbird moth on Milkweed bloosom
  • Hummingbird moth on Monarda (Bee balm) flower
  • End