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

915 result(s)
Category: Natural enemies, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Davis AK, and JC de Roode. 2018. Effects of the parasite, Ophryocystis elektroscirrha, on wing characteristics important for migration in the monarch butterfly. Animal Migration 5(1); doi https://doi.org/10.1515/ami-2018-0008

Category: Resource use, Hostplant dynamics, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Daniels J, Kimmel C, McClung S, Epstein S, Bremer J, and K Rossetti. 2018 Better Understanding the Potential Importance of Florida Roadside Breeding Habitat for the Monarch. Insects 9(4):137

Category: Evolution/range, Environmental performance, Natural enemies, Physiology/behavior, Resource use, Hostplant biology, Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Decker LE, Soule AJ, de Roode JC, and MD Hunter. 2018. Phytochemical changes in milkweed induced by elevated CO2 alter wing morphology but not toxin sequestration in monarch butterflies. Functional Ecology 2018 https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13270

Category: Evolution/range, Physiology/behavior, Population dynamics, Resource use, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Faldyn M, Hunter MD, and BD Elderd. 2018. Climate change and an invasive, tropical milkweed: an ecological trap for monarch butterflies. Ecology 99(5):1031-1038.

Category: Migration, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Malcolm SB, Ruiz Vargas N, Rowe L, Stevens J, Armagost JE, and AC Johnson. 2018. Sequential Partial Migration Across Monarch Generations in Michigan. Animal Migration 5(1):DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ami-2018-0007

Category: Resource use, Physiology/behavior, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Pocius VM, Pleasants JM, Debinski DM, Bidne KG, Hellmich RL, Bradbury SP, and SL Blodgett. 2018. Monarch Butterflies Show Differential Utilization of Nine Midwestern Milkweed Species. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2018:00169

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Zuber M, Khader SMA, Kalburgi S, Basri EI, and KA Ahmad. 2018. Performance of a Monarch Butterfly for Various Flapping Angle. International Journal of Engineering and Technology (UAE) 7(4.25):126-130.

Category: Overwinter dynamics, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Carlón-Allende T, Villanueva-Díaz J, Mendoza ME, and DR Pérez-Salicrup. 2018. Climatic Signal in Earlywood and Latewood in Conifer Forests in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Tree-Ring Research 74(1):63-75.

Category: Environmental performance, Evolution/range, Migration, Population dynamics, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Flockhart DTT, Acorn JH, Hobson KA, and DR Norris. 2018. Documenting successful recruitment of monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) at the extreme northern edge of their range. The Canadian Entomologist 1-9; doi:10.4039/tce.2018.52.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Halbritter DA, Gordon JM, Keacher KL, Avery ML, and JC Daniels. 2018. Evaluating an Alleged Mimic of the Monarch Butterfly: Neophasia (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) Butterflies are Palatable to Avian Predators. Insects 9(4):150; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects9040150

Category: Hostplant biology, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Baker AM, and DA Potter. 2018. Japanese beetles’ feeding on milkweed flowers may compromise efforts to restore monarch butterfly habitat. Scientific Reports 8:12139

Category: Migration, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Freedman MG, Dingle H, Tabuloc CA, Chiu JC, Yang LJ, and MP Zalucki. 2017. Non-migratory monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.), retain developmental plasticity and a navigational mechanism associated with migration. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123(2):265-278. | https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blx148

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Pleasants JM, Zalucki MP, Oberhauser KS, Brower LP, Taylor OR, Thogmartin WE. Interpreting surveys to estimate the size of the monarch butterfly population: Pitfalls and prospects. PloS one. 2017 Jul 14;12(7):e0181245.

Category: Physiology/behavior, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Flockhart DT, Fitz-gerald B, Brower LP, Derbyshire R, Altizer S, Hobson KA, Wassenaar LI, Norris DR. Migration distance as a selective episode for wing morphology in a migratory insect. Movement Ecology. 2017 Apr 5;5(1):7.

Category: Migration, GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Flockhart DT, Brower LP, Ramirez MI, Hobson KA, Wassenaar LI, Altizer S, Norris DR. Regional climate on the breeding grounds predicts variation in the natal origin of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico over 38 years. Global Change Biology. 2017 Jan 1.

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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.