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

864 result(s)
Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Steffy G. (Online Early.) Trends Observed in Fall Migrant Monarch Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) East of the Appalachian Mountains at an Inland Stopover in Southern Pennsylvania over an Eighteen Year Period. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Category: Migration, Physiology/behavior, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Morris GM, Kline C, Morris SM. 2015. Status of Danaus Plexippus Population in Arizona. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 69: 91-107.

Category: GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Pecenka JR, Lundgren JG. 2015. Non-target effects of clothianidin on monarch butterflies. The Science of Nature, 102(3-4), 1-4.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Howard E, Davis AK. 2015. Tracking the fall migration of eastern monarchs with Journey North roost sightings: new findings about the pace of fall migration in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Migration, Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Satterfield DA, Maerz JC, Altizer S. 2015. Loss of migratory behaviour increases infection risk for a butterfly host. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 282, 41734.

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Hume AN. 2015. Myosin–a monarch of pigment transport? Pigment cell & melanoma research 28: 126-127.

Category: Resource use, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Fischer SJ, Williams EH, Brower LP, Palmiotto PA. 2015. Enhancing Monarch Butterfly Reproduction by Mowing Fields of Common Milkweed. The American Midland Naturalist 173: 229-240.

Category: GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Krischik V, Rogers M, Gupta G, Varshney A. Soil-Applied Imidacloprid Translocates to Ornamental Flowers and Reduces Survival of Adult Coleomegilla maculata, Harmonia axyridis, and Hippodamia convergens Lady Beetles, and Larval Danaus plexippus and Vanessa cardui Butterflies. PloS one. 2015 Mar 23;10(3):e0119133.

Category: Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Wang GG, Deb S, Cui Z. 2015. Monarch butterfly optimization. Neural Computing and Applications, 1-20.

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Satterfield DA, Davis AK. 2014. Variation in Wing Characteristics of Monarch Butterflies During Migration: Earlier Migrants have Redder and More Elongated Wings. Animal Migration 2: 1-7.

Category: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Manzo-Delgado L, López-García J, Alcántara-Ayala I. 2014. Role of Forest Conservation in Lessening Land Degradation in a Temperate Region: The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Journal of Environmental Management 138: 55-66.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Tillman PG, Carpenter JE. 2014. Milkweed (Gentianales: Apocynaceae): A Farmscape Resource for Increasing Parasitism of Stink Bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and Providing Nectar to Insect Pollinators and Monarch Butterflies. Environmental Entomology 43: 370-376.

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Lang A., Cranford J, Conway J, Slegers N, DeChello N, Wilroy J. 2014. Flight testing of live Monarch butterflies to determine the aerodynamic benefit of butterfly scales. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 59.

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2014
DeChello N, Lang A. 2014. The Effects of Scales on Autorotation of Monarch Butterfly Forewings. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 59.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Gustafsson KM. 2014. Scientific ambiguity and its consequences: a study of the iconic monarch butterfly. In 4S/ESOCITE Joint Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 20-23, 2014.

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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.