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: Monarch research, Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 1981
Dores RM, Herman WS. 1981. Effect of age, ambient-temperature, and exposure to hormone on the post-eclosion diuretic response of the monarch butterfly. Experientia 37: 529-530.

Category: Monarch research, Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 1981
Zalucki MP. 1981. The effects of age and weather on egg-laying in danaus-plexippus L (Lepidoptera, Danaidae).Researches on Population Ecology 23: 318-327.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 1981
Wells PH, Chaplin SB. 1981. Energy reserves and metabolic expenditures of overwintering monarch butterflies. American Zoologist 21: 918-918.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1981
Turunen S, Chippendale GM. 1981. Lipid transport in the migrating monarch butterfly, Danaus-p-plexippus. Experientia 37: 266-268.

Category: Monarch research, Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 1981
Rawlins JE, Lederhouse RC. 1981. Developmental influences of thermal-behavior on monarch caterpillars (Danaus-plexippus) - an adaptation for migration (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Danainae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 54: 387-408.

Category: Monarch research, Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 1981
Fink LS, Brower LP. 1981. Birds can overcome the cardenolide defense of monarch butterflies in Mexico. Nature 291: 67-70.

Category: Monarch research, Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 1981
Lessman CA, Herman WS. 1981. Flight enhances juvenile-hormone inactivation in Danaus-plexippus-plexippus L (Lepidoptera, Danaidae). Experientia 37: 599-601.

Category: Monarch research, Overwinter dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 1981
James DG 1981. Studies on a winter breeding population of Danaus plexippus (L.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) at Spencer, New South Wales. General and Applied Entomology 13: 47-53.

Category: Monarch research, Overwinter dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 1981
Calvert WH, Brower LP. 1981. The importance of forest cover for the survival of overwintering monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus, Danaidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 35: 216-225.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 1981
Gibo DL. 1981. Altitudes attained by migrating monarch butterflies, Danaus-p-plexippus (Lepidoptera, Danaidae), as reported by glider pilots. Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne De Zoologie 59: 571-572.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1981
Herman WS. 1981. Studies on the adult reproductive diapause of the monarch butterfly, Danaus-plexippus. Biological Bulletin 160: 89-106.

Category: Monarch research, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 1981
Shapiro AM. 1981. A recondite breeding site for the monarch (Danaus plexippus, Danaidae) in the Montane Sierra Nevada. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 20:50-51.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 1980
Wise KAJ. 1980. Monarch butterfly dispersal in New Zealand. Rec. Auckland Inst. Muse 17: 157.

Category: Monarch research, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 1980
Toft S. 1980. First Danish record of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus Linne)(Lepidoptera: Danaidae). Entomologiske Meddelelser 47: 115.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 1980
Marian MP, Pandian TJ. 1980. Effects of feeding senescent leaf of Calotropis-gigantea on food utilization in the monarch butterfly Danaus-chrysippus. Entomon 5: 257-264.

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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.