Library

Welcome to the monarch library! Our goal is to include all peer-reviewed articles on monarch biology with links to sites that will give you the easiest direct access to each article. Please contact leslie.ries@georgetown.edu if you 1) know of an article not included, 2) find a mistake in any of the listed articles, 3) know of a better link to access an article. Thanks! With your help we can provide the most complete, informative access to all papers on monarch biology.

Field Definitions

First author: Last name of the first author
Type: Article or book chapter
Year: Publication year
Source: Journal or book
Category*: Broad scope of the publication.
Research topic (monarch & supporting research only)*: Specific topic.
Geographic focus*: Geographic setting for field studies.
Monitoring data used: Data from monitoring or public data efforts.
* Full list

979 result(s)
Category: Environmental performance, Population dynamics, Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Hostplant dynamics, Supporting research
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Haan NL, and DA Landis. 2020. Grassland disturbance effects on first-instar monarch butterfly survival, floral resources, and flower-visiting insects. Biological Conservation 243 | doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108492

Category: Environmental performance, Natural enemies, Resource use, Population dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Baker AM and DA Potter. 2020. Invasive paper wasp turns urban pollinator gardens into ecological traps for monarch butterfly larvae. Scientific Reports 10, 9553. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-66621-6

Category: Physiology/behavior, Environmental performance, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Esmaile N and D Rodrigues. 2020. Attractiveness to highly informative flowers and absence of conditioning in the southern monarch butterfly. Behavioural Processes 175, June 2020, 104120 | https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2020.104120

Category: Environmental performance, Orientation, Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Fisher KE, Adelman JS, and SP Bradbury. 2020. Employing Very High Frequency (VHF) Radio Telemetry to Recreate Monarch Butterfly Flight Paths. Environmental Entomology, Volume 49, Issue 2, April 2020, Pages 312–323, https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvaa019

Category: Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Fisher, K.E., Hellmich, R.L. & Bradbury, S.P. Estimates of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) utilization by monarch larvae (Danaus plexippus) and the significance of larval movement. J Insect Conserv 24, 297–307 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10841-019-00213-2

Category: Evolution/range, Resource use, Population dynamics, Physiology/behavior, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Freedman MG, Jason C, Ramirez SR, and SY Strauss. 2020. Host plant adaptation during contemporary range expansion in the monarch butterfly. Evolution 74(2):377-391

Category: Physiology/behavior, Evolution/range, Migration, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Freedman, MG, Dingle, H, Strauss, SY, Ramírez, S. 2020. Two centuries of monarch butterfly collections reveal contrasting effects of range expansion and migration loss on wing traits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.117(46): 28887-28893. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2001283117

Category: Migration, Overwinter dynamics, Resource use, Supporting research
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Hobson KA, García-Rubio OR, Carrera-Treviño R, Anparasan L, Kardynal KJ, McNeil JN, García-Serrano E and Mora Alvarez BX (2020) Isotopic (δ 2H) Analysis of Stored Lipids in Migratory and Overwintering Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus): Evidence for Southern Critical Late-Stage Nectaring Sites? Front. Ecol. Evol. 8:572140. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2020.572140

Category: Hostplant dynamics, Hostplant biology, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Baker AM, Redmond CT, Malcolm SB, Potter DA. Suitability of native milkweed (Asclepias) species versus cultivars for supporting monarch butterflies and bees in urban gardens. PeerJ. 2020 Sep 25;8:e9823. doi: 10.7717/peerj.9823.

Category: Resource use, Hostplant biology, Hostplant dynamics, Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2020
He E, Agrawal AA. Clonal versus non-clonal milkweeds (Asclepias spp.) respond differently to stem damage, affecting oviposition by monarch butterflies. PeerJ. 2020 Nov 3;8:e10296. doi: 10.7717/peerj.10296. PMID: 33194443; PMCID: PMC7646301.

Category: Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Myers, A.T., Haan, N.L. & Landis, D.A. Video surveillance reveals a community of largely nocturnal Danaus plexippus (L.) egg predators. J Insect Conserv 24, 731–737 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10841-020-00248-w

Category: Overwinter dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Leong, KLH, Dees, R, Sletteland, H, Heptig, J, Richards, J, Reina, J. (2020) The seasonal occupancy of overwintering monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), at four California winter groves reflects grove conditions for winter aggregations, survival, and contribution to the next generation of butterflies. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 96(2), 41-58. https://doi.org/10.3956/2020-96.2.41

Category: Habitat, Resource use, Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Nestle, R.; Daniels, J.C.; Dale, A.G. Mixed-Species Gardens Increase Monarch Oviposition without Increasing Top-Down Predation. Insects 2020, 11, 648. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects1109064

Category: Migration, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Freedman, M.G., Dingle, H., Y. Strauss, S.Y., Ramírez, S.R. (2020) Two centuries of monarch butterfly collections reveal contrasting effects of range expansion and migration loss on wing traits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 117:46. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2001283117

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2020
Grant, T.J., D.T.T. Flockhart, T.R. Blader, R.L. Hellmich, G.M. Piman, S. Tyner, D.R. Norris, and S.P. Bradbury. (2020). Estimating arthropod survival probability from field counts: a case study with monarch butterflies. Ecosphere. 11 (4). https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3082.

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This database is a work in progress and is likely to contain several omissions and mistakes.
Please contact leslie.ries@georgetown.edu with any additions or corrections.