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, Overwinter dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 1979
James DG 1979. Observations on two overwintering clusters of Danaus plexippus (L.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in the Sydney area during 1978. Australian Entomological Magazine 5: 81-85.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 1978
Urquhart FA, Urquhart NR. 1978. Autumnal migration routes of the eastern population of monarch butterfly (Danaus-p-plexippus L-Danaidae-Lepidoptera) in North-America to overwintering site in neovolcanic plateau of Mexico. Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne de Zoologie 56(8): 1759-1764.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1978
Dallmann SH, Herman WS. 1978. Hormonal regulation of hemolymph lipid concentration in the Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus. General and comparative Endocrinology 36: 142.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1978
Dixon CA, Erickson JM, Kellett DN, Rothschild M. 1978. Some adaptations between danaus-plexippus and its food plant, with notes on Danaus-chrysippus and Euploea-core (Insecta Lepidoptera). Journal of Zoology 185: 437-467.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1978
Rothschild M, Gardiner B, Mummery R. 1978. The role of carotenoids in the "golden glance" of danaid pupae (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Journal of Zoology 186: 351-358.

Category: Monarch research, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 1978
Eanes WF, Koehn RK. 1978. Analysis of genetic structure in the monarch butterfly, Danaus-plexippus L. Evolution 32: 784-797.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1978
Rothschild M, Marsh N, Gardiner B. 1978. Cardioactive substances in monarch butterfly and euploea-core reared on leaf-free artificial diet. Nature 275: 649-650.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1978
Eanes, WF. 1978. Morphological variance and enzyme heterozygosity in monarch butterfly. Nature 276:263-264.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 1978
Lessman CA, Herman WS. 1978. Relationship of juvenile hormone (JH) hemolymph titers to monarch butterfly reproduction.American Zoologist 18: 626-626.

Category: Monarch research, Overwinter dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 1978
Tuskes PM, Brower LP. 1978. Overwintering ecology of monarch butterfly, Danaus-plexippus L, in California. Ecological Entomology 3: 141-153.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1978
Rothschild M, Edgar JA. 1978. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids from senecio-vulgaris sequestered and stored by Danaus-plexippus. Journal of Zoology 186: 347-349.

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

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, 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.

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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.