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

957 result(s)
Category: GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Redmond CT, Wallis L, Geis M, Williamson RC, and DA Potter. 2019. Strengths and limitations of Bacillus thuringiensis galleriae for managing Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) adults and grubs with caveats for cross‐order activity to monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) larvae. Pest Management Science 25 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5532

Category: Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Crone EE, Pelton EM, Brown LM, Thomas CC, and CB Schultz. 2019. Why are monarch butterflies declining in the West? Understanding the importance of multiple correlated drivers. 16 July 2019 | https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1975

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Lugena AB, Zhang Y, Menet JS, and C Merlin. 2019. Genome-wide discovery of the daily transcriptome, DNA regulatory elements and transcription factor occupancy in the monarch butterfly brain. PLOS Genetics July 23, 2019 | https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1008265

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Sourakov, A. 2019. Opinion: the Future of Monarch Migration in Light of its Past. News of the Lepidopterists' Society 61(4):196-197

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Nail KR, Drizd L and Voorhies KJ. (2019) Butterflies Across the Globe: A Synthesis of the Current Status and Characteristics of Monarch (Danaus plexippus) Populations Worldwide. Front. Ecol. Evol. 7:362. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00362

Category: Environmental performance, Habitat, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Andrew Myers, Christie A Bahlai, Douglas A Landis, Habitat Type Influences Danaus plexippus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Oviposition and Egg Survival on Asclepias syriaca (Gentianales: Apocynaceae), Environmental Entomology, Volume 48, Issue 3, June 2019, Pages 675–684, https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvz046

Category: Migration, Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Knight SM, Pitman GM, Flockhart DTT, Norris DR. 2019 Radio-tracking reveals how wind and temperature influence the pace of daytime insect migration. Biol. Lett. 15: 20190327. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0327

Category: GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2019
James, D.G. (2019). A Neonicotinoid Insecticide at a Rate Found in Nectar reduces Longevity but not Oogenesis in Monarch Butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.). (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Insects 10, 276. doi: 10.3390/insects10090276

Category: Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Hermann, S.L., Blackledge, C., Haan, N.L., Myers, A.T., Landis, S.A. (2019) Predators of monarch butterfly eggs and neonate larvae are more diverse than previously recognised. Scientific Reports. 9, 1-9.

Category: Habitat, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Flores-Martínez JJ, Martínez-Pacheco A, Rendón-Salinas E, Rickards J, Sarkar S and Sánchez-Cordero V (2019) Recent Forest Cover Loss in the Core Zones of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. Front. Environ. Sci. 7:167. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2019.00167

Category: GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2019
James, D. G. (2019). A Neonicotinoid Insecticide at a Rate Found in Nectar Reduces Longevity but Not Oogenesis in Monarch Butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.).(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Insects, 10(9), 276.

Category: Resource use, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Baker AM and Potter DA (2019) Configuration and Location of Small Urban Gardens Affect Colonization by Monarch Butterflies. Front. Ecol. Evol. 7:474. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00474

Category: Evolution/range, GMO/toxins, Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Karageorgi M, Groen SC, Sumbul F, Pelaez JN, Verster KI, Aguilar JM, Hastings AP, Bernstein SL, Matsunaga T, Astourian M, Guerra G, Rico F, Dobler S, Agrawal AA, and NK Whiteman. 2019. Genome editing retraces the evolution of toxin resistance in the monarch butterfly. Nature 574, 409-412 | doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1610-8

Category: Evolution/range, Orientation, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Billings, J. 2019. Opening a window on southwestern Monarchs: fall migrant Monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.), tagged synchronously in southeastern Arizona migrate to overwintering regions in either southern California or central Mexico. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 73(4):257-267.

Category: Commentary or review, Overwinter dynamics, Migration, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2019
James DG, and TA James. 2019. Migration and overwintering in Australian monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus (L.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)): A review with new observations and research needs. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society (73(3):177-190.

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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.