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Spring remigration of the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus (Lepidoptera : Nymphalidae) in north-central Florida: estimating population parameters using mark-recapture

Author(s): A. Knight, L. P. Brower and E. H. Williams

Month: Dec
Year: 1999

Journal: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Volume: 68
Issue: 4
Pages: 531-556

Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Wildlife
Research Setting(s): Field,Agricultural

Species Referenced: Asclepias humistrata (Pinewoods milkweed),

Abstract

Describes the results of a mark-recapture study of monarch butterflies on their spring migration in a pasture in north-central Florida. The pasture had an abundant population of Asclepias humistrata. Monarch butterflies seem to exploit the newly available populations of milkweeds as spring advances northward.

Suggested Citation

A. Knight, L. P. Brower and E. H. Williams. "Spring remigration of the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus (Lepidoptera : Nymphalidae) in north-central Florida: estimating population parameters using mark-recapture." Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 68.4 (1999): 531-556.

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