David Gibo

David L. Gibo

Professor Emeritus


Behavioural Ecology and Forensic Entomology. My main research focus is long distance migration of butterflies and dragonflies, particularly flight tactics and navigation of the Monarch butterfly. I also maintain a website (Tactics and Vectors - http://www.erin.utoronto.ca/~w3gibo) on butterfly and dragonfly migration.



  • Rogg, K.A., Taylor, O.R., and D.L. Gibo. 1999. Mark and recapture during the Monarch migration: a preliminary analysis. Proceedings of the 1997 North American Conference on the Monarch Butterfly. Pages 133-138.
  • Christopherson, C., and D.L. Gibo. 1997. Foraging by food-deprived larvae of Neobellieria bullata (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). J. Forensic Sciences 42 (1): 71-73.
  • Gibo, D.L. 1993. Evidence for use of water ballast by Monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus L. (Nymphalidae). J. Lepidopterists' Soc. 71: 76-82.
  • Gibo, D.L. and J.M. McCurdy. 1993. Lipid accumulation by migrating Monarch butterflies. (Danaus plexippus L.) Can. J. Zool.