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

917 result(s)
Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 1960
Urquhart FA. 1960. Adult. Pages 140-177. The Monarch Butterfly. University of Toronto Press.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1958
Ehrlich PR. 1958. The integumental anatomy of the Monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus L.(Lepidoptera: Danaiidae): University of Kansas Science Bulletin 38: 1315-1349.

Category: Monarch research, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 1958
Brower JV. 1958. Experimental studies of mimicry in some north-american butterflies .1. The monarch, Danaus-plexippus, and Viceroy, Limenitis-archippus-archippus. Evolution 12: 32-47.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 1956
Phillips LS. 1956. Monarchs numerous in an lowa ravine Field Note. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 10:44.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1955
Mather B. 1955. Forewing length and flight period of Danaus plexippus in the Gulf States. Lepid. News 9: 119.

Category: Monarch research, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 1954
Iwase T. 1954. First Danaus plexippus caught in Japan. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 8:27.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 1953
Fulton M. 1953. Migration of the monarch butterfly through Chicago. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 7:28.

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 1952
Beall G. 1952. Migration of the monarch butterfly during the winter. The Lepidopterists' News 6:69-70.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 1951
d'Almeida RFF, Oiticica J. 1951. The international commission on zoological nomenclature and the name of the monarch butterfly. Science 113: 728-729.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 1951
Riley ND. 1951. The monarch butterfly. Science 114: 75-76.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1951
Hausman SA. 1951. The scent-producing organ of the male monarch butterfly. American Naturalist 85: 389-391.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 1951
Field WD, Clarke JG, Franclemont JG. 1951. On a recent proposal to correct an error committed by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature at the Paris 1948 meeting. Science 113: 68.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 1950
Judd WW. 1950. An assemblage of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus L.) on the north shore of Lake Erie. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 58:169-171.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1948
Beall G. 1948. The fat content of a butterfly, Danaus-plexippus Linn. - as affected by migration. Ecology 29: 80-94.

Category: Monarch research, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 1946
Beall G. 1946. Seasonal Variation in Sex Proportion and Wing Length in the Migrant Butterfly, Danaus Plexippus L. (lep. Danaidae). Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 97:337.

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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.