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: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 1977
Urquhart FA, Urquhart NR. 1977. Overwintering areas and migratory routes of monarch butterfly (Danaus-p-plexippus, Lepidoptera Danaidae) in North-America, with special reference to western population. Canadian Entomologist 109: 1583-1589.

Category: Monarch research, Overwinter dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 1977
Brower LP, Calvert WH, Hedrick LE, Christian J. 1977. Biological observations on an overwintering colony of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus, Danaidae) in Mexico. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 31: 232.

Category: Monarch research, Orientation
Type: Article
Year: 1977
Kanz JE. 1977. The orientation of migrant and non-migrant monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.). Psyche 84: 120.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1977
Wensler RJ. 1977. Ultrastructure of indirect flight muscles of monarch butterfly, Danaus-plexippus (L) with implications for fuel utilization. Acta Zoologica 58: 157-167.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 1977
Smithers CN. 1977. Seasonal distribution and breeding status of Danaus plexippus (L.)(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Australia. Australian Journal of Entomology 16: 175.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 1977
Pan ML. 1977. Synthetic juvenile hormone and larval-pupal transformation in monarch butterfly. American Zoologist 17: 912-912.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1977
Herman WS, Barker JF. 1977. Effect of mating on monarch butterfly oogenesis. Experientia 33: 688-689.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 1977
Herman WS, Dallmann SH, Dores RM. 1977. Evidence for a diuretic hormone in monarch butterfly, Danaus-plexippus. American Zoologist 17: 928-928.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 1976
Roeske CN, Seiber JN, Brower LP, Moffitt CM. 1976. Milkweed Cardenolides and Their Comparative Processing by Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus L.). Pages 93 in Wallace JW, Mansell RL, eds. Biochemical Interaction Between Plants and Insects, Springer U

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1976
Herman WS, Barker JF. 1976. Ecdysterone antagonism, mimicry, and synergism of juvenile hormone action on monarch butterfly reproductive-tract. Journal of Insect Physiology 22: 643-648.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1976
Herman WS, Peng P. 1976. Juvenile hormone stimulation of sperm activator production in male monarch butterflies. Journal of Insect Physiology 22: 579-581.

Category: Monarch research, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 1976
Urquhart FA, Urquhart NR. 1976. Study of the peninsular Florida populations of the monarch butterfly (Danaus P. plexippus; Danaidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society.

Category: Monarch research, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 1976
Neck RW. 1976. Summer Monarch (Danaus plexippus) in southern texas (Danaidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 30.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 1976
Urquhart FA, Urquhart NR. 1976. Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus L.) overwintering population in Mexico (Lep. Danaidae). Atalanta (Munnerstadt) 7:56-61.

Category: Monarch research, Overwinter dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 1976
Hill HF, Wenner AM, Wells PH. 1976. Reproductive behavior in an overwintering aggregation of monarch butterflies. American Midland Naturalist 95: 10-19.

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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.