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Scientific Bibliography : Monarch Behavior


Atkins, A. F. 1974. Observations on the response of Queensland Daniad butterflies to selective attractants. In Australian Entomological Magazine . pp. 78-80. Vol. 1 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, chemical communication, pheromones, hairpencils, feeding]

Barker, J. F. 1976. On the neurendocrinology of reproduction and migration in the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. . St. Paul: Univ. of Minn.

Barker, J. F., Herman, W. S. 1976. Effect of photoperiod and temperature on reproduction of the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. Journal of Insect Physiology 22:1565-1568 [Keywords: behavior, physiology, reproduction, juvenile hormone, ovarian development]

Boggs, C. L. 1981. Selection pressures affecting male nutrient investment at mating in heliconiine butterflies. Evolution 35:931-940

Boggs, C. L., Gilbert, L. E. 1979. Male contribution to egg production in butterflies: evidence for transfer of nutrients at mating. Science (Washington) 206:83-84 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, paternal investment]

Boppre, M. 1984. Chemically mediated interactions between butterflies. Symposia of the Royal Entomological Society of London 11:259-275

Boppre, M. 1993. The American monarch: courtship and chemical communication of a peculiar Danaine butterfly. In Biology and Conservation of the Monarch Butterfly , ed. S. B. Malcolm, M. P. Zalucki. pp. 29-41. Science Series. Vol. 38. Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, chemical communication]

Brower, L. P. 1961. Studies on the migration of the monarch butterfly. 1. Breeding populations of Danaus plexippus and D. gilippus berenice in south central Florida. Ecol., Brooklyn, N.Y. 42:76-83

Brower, L. P., Brower, J. V. Z., Cranston, F. P. 1965. Courtship behaviour of the Queen butterfly, Danaus gilippus berenice (Cramer). Zool. (New York) 50:1-39

Brower, L. P., Jones, M. A. 1965. Precourtship interaction of wing and abdominal glands in male Danaus butterflies. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London 40:147-151, 2 pls.

Burns, J. M. 1968. Mating frequency in natural population of skippers and spermatophore butterflies as determined by spermatophore counts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 61:852-859

Cohen, J. A., Brower, L. P. 1982. Oviposition and larval success of wild monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera: Danaidae) in relation to host plant size and cardenolide concentration. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 55:343-348 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, physiology, survivorship, cardenolides, cardiac glycosides]

Condron, B. 1974. Observations on the pairing of Danaus plexippus, the Wanderer or Monarch butterfly. Victorian Entomologist 4:37

Conner, W. E., Eisner, T., Vander Meer, R. K., Guerrero, A., Meinwald, J. 1981. Precopulatory sexual interaction in an arctiid moth (Utetheisa ornatrix): Role of a pheromone derived from dietary alkaloids. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Berlin) 9:227-235 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, chemical communication, PA, pheromones]

Dennis, R. L. H. 1985. Egg-keel number in the small tortoiseshell butterfly. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 97:162-164

Drummond, B. A. 1984. Multiple mating and sperm competition in the Lepidoptera. In Sperm competetion and the evolution of animal mating system , ed. R. L. Smith. pp. 291-370. Orlando, FL: Academic Press

Dussourd, D. E., Ubik, K., Harvis, C., Resch, J., Meinwald, J., Eisner, T. 1988. Biparental defensive endowment of eggs with acquired plant alkaloid in the moth Utetheisa ornatrix. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 85:5992-5996 [Keywords: chemical defense, pyrrolizidine alkaloids, PAs, cardiac glycosides, predation, mating behavior, pheromone]

Dussourd, D. E., Ubik, K., Resch, J. F., Meinwald, J., Eisner, T. 1984. Egg protection by parental investment of plant alkaloids in Lepidoptera. XVII Internt'l. Congr. Ent., Hamburg :840

Eanes, W. F., Koehn, R. K. 1978. An analysis of genetic structure in the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus L. Evolution 32:784-797 [Keywords: genetic structure, population structure, mating patterns]

Ehrlich, A. H., Ehrlich, P. R. 1978. Reproductive strategies in the butterflies: I. Mating frequency, plugging, and egg number. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 51:666-697

Eisner, T., Meinwald, J. 1987. Alkaloid-derived pheromones and sexual selection in Lepidoptera. In Pheromone biochemistry , ed. G. D. Prestwich, G. J. Blomquist. pp. 251-269. Orlando, Florida: Academic Press

Etchegaray, J. B., Nishida, T. 1975. Reproductive activity, seasonal abundance and parasitism of the Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus (Lepidoptera: Danaidae) in Hawaii. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 22:33-39 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, abundance, parasitism]

Ferguson, D. C., Hilburn, D. J., Wright, B. 1991. The lepidoptera of Bermuda: their food plants, biogeography, and means of dispersal. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 158:3-8, 67-84 [Keywords: feeding, distribution, biogeography, dispersal]

Freiling, H. H. 1909. Duftorgane der weiblichen Schmetterlinge nebst Beitragen zur Kenntnis der Sinnesorgane auf dem Schmetterlingsflugel und der Duftpinsel der Mannchen von Danais und Euploea. Zeitschrift fur Wissenschaftliche Zool. (Leipzig) 92:210-290, 6 pls.

Frey, D. F., Leong, K. L. H. 1995. Reply to Nylin, Wickman & Wiklund regarding sex ratios of California overwintering monarch butterflies. Animal Behaviour 49:515-518 [Keywords: ecology, overwintering, sex ratio, reproduction]

Gossard, T., Jones, R. 1977. The effects of age and weather on egg-laying in Pieris rapae L. Journal of Animal Ecology 14:65-71

Gwynne, D. T. 1984. Male mating effort, confidence of paternity, and insect sperm competition. In Sperm competition and the evolution of animal mating systems, ed. R. L. Smith, 117-149, Orlando, FL: Academic Press.

Haribal, M., Renwick, J. A. A. 1996. Oviposition stimulants for the monarch butterfly: Flavonol glycosides from Asclepias curassavica. Phytochemistry 41:139-144 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, oviposition, flavonoid glycosides]

Herman, W. S., Barker, J. F. 1977. Effect of mating on monarch butterfly oogenesis. Experientia (Basel) 33:688-689 [Keywords: behavior, physiology, mating, juvenile hormone]

Herman, W. S., Bennett, D. C. 1975. Regulation of oogenesis, female specific protein production, and male and female reproductive gland development by juvenile hormone in the butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 99:331-338

Herman, W. S., Brower, L. P., Calvert, W. H. 1989. Reproductive tract development in monarch butterflies overwintering in California and Mexico. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 43:50-58 [Keywords: physiology, reproduction, overwintering, diapause, California, Mexico]

Herman, W. S., Lessman, C. A., Johnson, G. D. 1981. Correlation of juvenile hormone titer changes with reproductive tract development in the posteclosion monarch butterfly. J. Exp. Zool., Philadelphia 218:387-395 [Keywords: physiology, reproduction, juvenile hormone]

Herman, W. S., Peng, P. 1976. Juvenile hormone stimulation of sperm activator production in male monarch butterflies. Journal of Insect Physiology 22:579-581 [Keywords: physiology, reproduction, juvenile hormone, sperm]

Hill, H. F., Wenner, A. M., Wells, P. H. 1976. Reproductive behavior in an overwintering aggregation of monarch butterflies. American Midland Naturalist 95:10-19

James, D. G. 1981. Studies on a winter breeding population of Danaus plexippus (L.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) at Spencer, New South Wales. General and Applied Entomology (Sydney) 13:47-53

James, D. G. 1983. Induction of reproductive dormancy in Australian monarch butterflies. Australian Journal of Zoology (Melbourne) 31:491-498 [Keywords: physiology, behavior, reproduction, dormancy, weather, Australia]

James, D. G. 1984. Phenology of weight, moisture, and energy reserves of Australian monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus. Ecological Entomology 9:421-428 [Keywords: physiology, overwintering, reproduction, non-reproductive, weights, moisture, lipid, protein]

James, D. G. 1988. Migration and behavior of non-reproductive Danaus plexippus (L.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Australian Entomological Magazine 15:50-55

Jones, R. E. R., J. 1987. Reproductive seasonality in the tropical genus Eurema (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Biotropica (Lawrence) 19:7-16

Kingsolver, J. G. 1983. Ecological significance of flight activity in Colias butterflies: Implication for reproductive strategy and population structure. Ecol. 64:546-551

Kitching, R. L., Zalucki, M. P. 1983. A cautionary note on the use of oviposition records as larval food-plant records. Australian Entomological Magazine 10:64-66

Knowlton, N. 1979. Reproductive synchrony, parental investment and evolutionary dynamics of sexual selection. Animal Behaviour 27:1022-1033

Komae, H., Nishi, A., Hayashi, N., Wesou, C., Kuwahara, Y. 1983. Components of the sex brand secretions of some danaid butterflies. Agricultural and Biological Chemistry 47:157-158

Lederhouse, R. C. 1981. The effect of female frequency on egg fertility in the black swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes asterius (Papilionidae). J. Lepid. Soc. 35:266-277

Leong, K. L. H. 1995. Initiation of mating activity at the tree canopy level among overwintering monarch butterflies in California. Pan-pacific entomologist 71:66-68 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, mating, overwintering, California]

Leong, K. L. H., Frey, D., Hamaoka, D. 1993. Wing damage in overwintering populations of monarch butterfly at two California sites. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 86:728-733 [Keywords: anatomy, overwintering, California, mating, reproduction]

Leong, K. L. H., O'Brien, E., Colleran, M. 1995. Mating activity and status of overwintering monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera: Danaidae) in central California. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 88:45-50 [Keywords: behavior, physiology, reproduction, mating, spermatophore]

Mackay, D. A., Singer, M. C. 1982. The basis of an apparent preference for isolated host plants by ovipositing Euptychia libye butterflies. Ecological Entomology 7:299-303

Malcolm, S. B., Brower, L. P. 1986. Selective oviposition by monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus L.) in a mixed stand of Asclepias curassavica L. and A. incarnata L. in south Florida. J. Lepid. Soc. 40:255-263 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, oviposition, Asclepias, Florida, cardenolides]

Malcolm, S. B., Cockrell, B. J., Brower, L. P. 1987. Monarch butterfly voltinism: Effects of temperature constraints at different latitudes. Oikos (Copenhagen) 49:77-82 [Keywords: physiology, reproduction, development]

Marshall, H. D. 1985. Protein and lipid composition of Colias philodice and C. eurytheme spermatophores and their changes over time (Pieridae). Journal of Research On the Lepidoptera 24:21-30

Marshall, L. D. 1982. Male nutrient investment in the Lepidoptera: What nutrients should males invest? American Naturalist 120:273-279

Marshall, L. D. 1988. Small male advantage in mating in Parapediasia teterrella and Agriphila plumbifimbriella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). American Midland Naturalist 119:412-419

Miller, L. D., Clench, H. K. 1968. Some aspects of mating behavior in butterflies. J. Lepid. Soc. 22:125-132

Myers, J. 1972. Pheromones and courtship behaviour in butterflies. American Zoologist 12:545-551

Myers, J., Brower, L. P. 1969. A behavioural analysis of the courtship pheromone receptors of the queen butterfly, Danaus gilippus berenice. Journal of Insect Physiology 15:2117-2130

Neck, R. W. 1976. Nocturnal activity of a Monarch butterfly (Danaidae). J. Lepid. Soc, Cambridge, Mass. 30:235-236

Oberhauser, K. S. 1988. Male monarch butterfly spermatophore mass and mating strategies. Animal Behaviour 36:1384-1388 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, mating, spermatophore]

Oberhauser, K. S. 1989. Effects of spermatophores on male and female monarch butterfly reproductive success. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Berlin) 25:237-246 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, mating, spermatophore, fecundity]

Oberhauser, K. S. 1989. Material investment in mating by male monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). . pp. 121. St. Paul: Univ. of Minn.

Oberhauser, K. S. 1992. Rate of ejaculate breakdown and intermating intervals in monarch butterflies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Berlin) 31:367-373 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, mating, physiology, spermatophore]

Oberhauser, K. S. 1996. Fecundity, lifespan and egg mass in butterflies: effects of male-derived nutrients and female size. in review:in review [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, mating, paternal investment]

Oberhauser, K. S., Hampton, R. 1995. The relationship between mating and oogenesis in monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera: Danainae). Journal of Insect Behavior 8:701-713 [Keywords: behavior, physiology, reproduction, mating]

Oberhauser, K. S., Hampton, R., Jenson, B., Weisberg, S. 1996. Variation in sperm precedence patterns in monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus): effects of male size, mating history, and time. in review [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, mating, sperm competition]

Oyeyele, S. O., Zalucki, M. P. 1990. Cardiac glycosides and oviposition by Danaus plexippus on Asclepias fruticosa in south-east Queensland (Australia), with notes on the effect of plant nitrogen content. Ecological Entomology 15:177-185 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, oviposition, Asclepias, cardiac glycosides, cardenolides, Australia]

Parker, G. A. 1983. Mate quality and mating decisions. In Mate choice , ed. P. Bateson. pp. 141-166. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Pliske, T. E. 1973. Factors determining mating frequencies in some New World butterflies and skippers. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 66:164-169

Pliske, T. E. 1975. Courtship behaviour and use of chemical communication by males of certain Ithomiine butterflies (Nymphalidae-Lepidoptera). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 68:935-942

Pliske, T. E. 1975. Courtship behaviour of the Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus L. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 68:143-151

Pliske, T. E., Eisner, T. 1969. Sex pheromone of the Queen butterfly: biology. Science (Washington) 164:1170-1172

Pronin, G. 1964. The mating time of lepidoptera. J. Lepid. Soc., Cambridge, Mass. 18:35-41 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, mating]

Rankin, M. A., McAnelly, M. L., Bodenhamer, J. E. 1986. The oogenesis-flight syndrome revisted. In Insect flight: Dispersal and migration , ed. W. Danthanarrayana. pp. 27-48. Heidelberg and Berlin: Springer-Verlag [Keywords: life-history strategy, migration, reproduction, resource allocation]

Robertson, C. 1887. Insect relations with certain Asclepiads. Botanical Gazette (Chicago) 12:207-216, 244-250, 1 pl.

Rothschild, M. 1978. Hell's angels. Antenna 2:38-39 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, mating]

Rutowski, R. H., Newton, M., Schaefer, J. 1983. Interspecific variation in the size of the nutrient investment made by male butterflies during copulation. Evolution 37:708-713

Rutowski, R. L. 1984 [1985]. Sexual selection and the evolution of butterfly mating behavior. Journal of Research On the Lepidoptera 23:125-142

Rutowski, R. L. 1985. Evidence for mate choice in a sulfur butterfly (Colias eurytheme). Zeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie 70:103-114

Rutowski, R. L., Gilchrist, G. W., Terkanian, B. 1987. Female butterflies mated with recently mated males show reduced reproductive output. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Berlin) 20:319-322 [Keywords: reproduction, physiology, male contribution]

Sasaki, M., Riddiford, L. M. 1984. Regulation of reproductive behaviour and egg maturation in the tobacco hawk moth, Manduca sexta. Physiological Entomology (Oxford) 9:315-327

Sazuki, Y., Zalucki, M. P. 1986. The influence of sex ratio on female dispersal in Danaus plexippus (L.) (Lepidoptera: Danaidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 25:31-35 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, feeding, dispersal, sex ratio]

Scheermeyer, E. 1987. Seasonality or opportunism in reproduction of Australian danaine butterflies: Euploea core, E. tulliolus and Tirumala hamata (Lepidoptera). Ph.D. thesis

Schneider, D. 1975. Chemical communication in danaid butterflies. In Denton, D. A. & Coghlan, J. D., Olfaction and taste 5: 327-328. New York & London.

Schneider, D. 1975. Pheromone communication in moths and butterflies. In Sensory physiology and behavior , ed. R. Galun, P. Hillman, I. Parnas, R. Werman. pp. 173-193. New York: Plenum Press

Shapiro, A. M. 1970. The role of sexual behavior in density-related dispersal of pierid butterflies. American Naturalist 104:367-372

Shapiro, A. M. 1982. A recondite breeding site for the Monarch (Danaus plexippus, Danaidae) in the montane Sierra Nevada. Journal of Research On the Lepidoptera 20:50-57

Shapiro, A. M. 1982. Survival of refrigerated Tatochila butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) as an indicator of male nutrient investment in reproduction. Oeacologia, Berlin 53:139-140

Shields, O., Emmel, J. F. 1973. A review of carrying pair behaviour and mating times in butterflies. Journal of Research On the Lepidoptera 12:25-64

Shukla, R. N. 1976. Haemolymph proteins in relation to growth, molting and reproduction in Danais chrysippus Linn. Biochimica e Biologia Sperimentale (Milan) 12:333-339

Shull, E. M. 1979. Mating behavior of butterflies (Papilionoidea) and skippers (Hesperioidea) in Indiana. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 88:200-208

Singer, M. C. 1982. Sexual selection for small size in male butterflies. American Naturalist 119:440-443

Smith, D. A. S. 1973. Negative non-random mating in the polymorphic butterfly Danaus chrysippus in Tanzania. Nature (London) 242:131-132

Smith, D. A. S. 1975. Sexual selection in a wild population of the butterfly Danaus chrysippus L. Science (Washington) 187:664-665 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, mating, sexual selection, east Africa]

Smith, D. A. S. 1975. The significance of aggregations in Danaid butterflies. Bulletin, East African Natural History Society, Nairobi 1975:72-73

Smith, D. A. S. 1984. Mate selection in butterflies: competition, coyness, choice and chauvinism. In Vane-Wright, R. I. & Ackery, P. R., The biology of butterflies: 225-244. Symposia of the Royal Entomological Socity of London No. 11.

Smithers, C. N. 1972. Observations on a breeding population of Danaus plexippus (L.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) at Camden, New South Wales. Australian Zoologist 17:142-148

Smithers, C. N. 1977. Seasonal distribution and breeding status of Danaus plexippus (L.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Australia. Journal of the Australian Entomology Society 16:175-184

Stern, V., Smith, R. F. 1960. Factors affecting egg production and oviposition in populations of Colias philodice eurytheme Boisduva (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Hilgardia 29:411-454

Straatman, R. 1962. Notes on certain Lepidoptera ovipositing on plants which are toxic to their larvae. Journal of the Lepidopterists' society 16:99-103 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, oviposition]

Stride, G. O. 1958. Further studies on the courtship behaviour of African mimetic butterflies. Animal Behaviour 6:224-230

Strong, D. R., Lawton, J. H., Southwood, S. R. 1984. Insects on plants: Community patterns and mechanisms. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications. 313 pp.

Suzuki, Y. 1978. Adult longevity and reproductive potential of the small cabbage white, Pieris rapae crucivora Boisduval (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Applied Entomology and Zoology (Tokyo) 13:312-313

Suzuki, Y., Zalucki, M. P. 1986. The influence of sex ratio on female disperal in Danaus plexippus (L.) (Lepidoptera: Danaidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 25:31-35 [Keywords: mating behavior, reproduction, sex, dispersal, mark recapture]

Svard, L., Wiklund, C. 1988. Fecundity, egg weight and longevity in relation to multiple matings in females of the monarch butterfly. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Berlin) 23:39-43 [Keywords: behavior, physiology, reproduction, survivorship]

Svard, L., Wiklund, C. 1988. Prolonged mating in the monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus and nightfall as a cue for sperm transfer. Oikos (Copenhagen) 52:351-354 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, mating, sperm transfer]

Svard, L., Wiklund, C. 1989. Mass and production weight of ejaculates in relation to monandry/polyandry in butterflies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Berlin) 24:395-402 [Keywords: physiology, reproduction, paternity, sperm competition]

Thakare, V. K., Raina, S. K., Pable, U. R. 1975. Histomorphology of the female reproductive system of the butterfly Danais legisipus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Journal of Animal Morphology and Physiology 22:1-8

Thornhill, R., Alcock, J. 1983. Sexual selection and the evolution of insect mating systems. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 547 pp.

Tilden, J. W. 1981. Attempted mating between male Monarchs. Journal of Research On the Lepidoptera 18:2

Troyer, H. L., Burks, C. S., Lee, R. E. 1996. Phenology of cold-hardiness in reproductive and migrant monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) in southwest Ohio. Journal of Insect Physiology 42:633-642

Urquhart, F. A., Urquhart, N. R., Munger, F. 1970. A study of a continuously breeding population of Danaus plexippus in southern California compared to a migratory population and its significance in the study of insect movement. Journal of Research On the Lepidoptera 7:169-181

Van Hook, T., Zalucki, M. P. 1991. Oviposition by Danaus plexippus (Nymphalidae: Danainae) on Asclepias viridis in northern Florida. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 45:215-221 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, oviposition, Asclepias, cardiac glycosides]

Waltz, E. C., Wolf, L. L. 1984. By Jove!! Why do alternative mating tactics assume so many different forms? Amer. Zool. 24:333-343

Watt, W. B., Cartar, P. A., Donohue, K. 1986. Females' choice of "good genotypes" as mates is promoted by an insect mating system. Science (Washington) 233:1187-1190 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, mating, female choice, good genes, PGI]

Wells, H., Wells, P. H., Cook, P. 1990. The importance of overwinter aggregations for reproductive success of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Journal of Theoretical Biology 147:115-132 [Keywords: behavior, physiology, overwintering, reproduction, mating model, density]

Wells, H., Wells, P. H., Rogers, S. H. 1993. Is multiple mating an adaptive feature of monarch butterfly winter aggregation? In Biology and Conservation of the Monarch Butterfly , ed. S. B. Malcolm, M. P. Zalucki. pp. 61-68. Science Series. Vol. 38. Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, mating, promiscuity, energetics]

Winter, D. 1985. Misdirected monarch mating behavior (Danaidae: Danaus plexippus) or noblesse oblige? J. Lepid. Soc. 39:334 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, anecdotal]

Zalucki, M. P. 1981. The effects of age and weather on egg laying in Danaus plexippus L. (Lepidoptera: Danaidae). Researches on Population Ecology (Kyoto) 23:318-327

Zalucki, M. P. 1983. Modelling egg laying in the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus L. Res. Pop. Ecol. 25:353-365

Zalucki, M. P. 1993. Sex around the milkweed patch: the significance of host plants in monarch reproduction. In Biology and Conservation of the Monarch Butterfly , ed. S. B. Malcolm, M. P. Zalucki. pp. 69-76. Science series. Vol. 38. Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, sex ratio, population dynamics]

Zalucki, M. P., Brower, L. P., Malcolm, S. B. 1990. Oviposition by Danaus plexippus in relation to cardenolide content of three Asclepias species in the southeastern USA. Ecological Entomology 15:231-240 [Keywords: behavior, reproduction, oviposition, physiology, cardiac glycosides, Asclepias, milkweeds]

Zalucki, M. P., Kitching, R. L. 1982. Dynamics of oviposition in Danaus plexippus (Insecta: Lepidoptera) on milkweed, Asclepias spp. Journal of Zoology (London) 198:103-116 [Keywords: reproduction, oviposition, milkweed]

Zalucki, M. P., Oyeyele, S., Vowles, P. 1989. Selective oviposition by Danaus plexippus L. (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in a mixed stand of Asclepias fruticosa and A. curassavica in southeast Queensland. J. Aust. Ent. Soc. 28:141-146

Zalucki, M. P., Suzuki, Y. 1987. Milkweed patch quality, adult population structure, and egg laying in the monarch butterfly. J. Lepid. Soc. 41:13-22 [Keywords: Asclepias, plant-animal interactions, milkweed, sex ratios, Australia]

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