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, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1975
Brower LP, Glazier SC. 1975. Localization of heart poisons in monarch butterfly. Science 188: 19-25.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1975
Pliske TE. 1975. Courtship behavior of monarch butterfly, Danaus-plexippus L. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 68: 143-151.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1974
Bellas TE, Brownlee RG, Silverstein RM. 1974. Isolation, tentative identification, and synthesis studies of the volatile components of the hairpencil secretion of the monarch butterfly. Tetrahedron 30: 2267.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1974
Brown JJ, Chippendale, GM. 1974. Migration of monarch butterfly, Danaus-plexippus-energy-sources. Journal of Insect Physiology 20: 1117-1130.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1974
Brower LP, Moffitt CM. 1974. Palatability dynamics of cardenolides in monarch butterfly. Nature 249: 280-283.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1973
Barker JF, Herman WS. 1973. Neuroendocrine control of ovarian development in monarch butterfly. Journal of Experimental Zoology 183: 1-9.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 1973
Gregory J. 1973. Metamorphosis of monarch. Natural History 82: 28-33.

Category: Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 1973
Smithers CN 1973b. Note on natural enemies of Danaus plexippus (L.)(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Australia. Australian entomological magazine. Vol? 37-40.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1973
Herman WS. 1973. Endocrine basis of reproductive inactivity in monarch butterflies overwintering in central California. Journal of Insect Physiology 19: 1883-1887.

Category: Monarch research, Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 1973
Smithers CN. 1973. Note on natural enemies of Danaus plexippus (L.)(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Australia. Australian entomological magazine.

Category: Monarch research, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 1973
Wagner Jr WH. 1973. An orchid attractant for monarch butterflies (Danaidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists Society 27: 192.

Category: Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 1973
Munger F. 1973. An improved method for rearing the Monarch butterfly. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 12: 163-168.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1973
Erickson JM. 1973. The utilization of various Asclepias species by larvae of the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. Psyche 80: 230.

Category: Monarch research, Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 1972
Smithers CN. 1972. Observations on a breeding population of Danaus plexippus (L.)(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) at Camden, New South Wales. Australian Zool. Vol? 142-148.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1972
Urquhart FA. 1972. Effect of cauterizing the MNPPM of the pupa of the monarch butterfly (Danus plexippus plexippus) (Danaidea). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 26:137-140.

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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.