Michel Lambin

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Imidacloprid is a new insecticide from the family of the neonicotinoids, which interact with the insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. The effects of imidacloprid at a dose that does not affect sensory or motor functions are studied on non-associative learning abilities in the honeybee. The behavioral procedure is the habituation of the proboscis(More)
Laboratory bioassays were conducted to evaluate the effects on honeybee behavior of sublethal doses of insecticides chronically administered orally or by contact. Emergent honeybees received a daily dose of insecticide ranging from one-fifth to one-five-hundredth of the median lethal dose (LD50) during 11 d. After exposure to fipronil (0.1 and 0.01 ng/bee),(More)
As physiological factors may influence the predatory behavior of insects, this study was designed to evaluate the possible impact that hunger has on the search path of a polyphagous predator: Deraeocoris lutescens Schilling (Heteroptera: Miridae). D. lutescens was fed a diet of Rhopalosiphum padi (Linné) (Homoptera: Aphididae) nymphs and Ephestia kuehniella(More)
A dental examination could be perceived by small children as an "at-risk" situation. The behaviors observed in these children during a dental examination depend not only on the examination situation but also on other factors, such as the sex of the child or the sex of the accompanying parent. The ethological method provided a means for evaluating behavioral(More)
  • Michel Lambin
  • Zeitschrift für Zellforschung und Mikroskopische…
  • 2004
The antennae of cockroaches were studied with both scanning and transmission electron microscope. The sense organs of the scape and pedicel are essentially proprioceptors. The chemoreceptors are very numerous on the flagellum (more than 100000) but in the case of Periplaneta and Blatta, a significant sexuel dimorphism is noticed. Such a dimorphism does not(More)
Acetamiprid and thiamethoxam are insecticides introduced for pest control, but they can also affect non-target insects such as honeybees. In insects, these neonicotinoid insecticides are known to act on acetylcholine nicotinic receptors but the behavioral effects of low doses are not yet fully understood. The effects of acetamiprid and thiamethoxam were(More)
Behavioral modifications of astronauts over time spent in microgravity conditions was investigated according to an ethological approach based on video recordings during the Spacelab-1 mission. The method consisted of a description and a quantification of motor activity of a subject (movement and orientation) while performing working tasks. Each period of(More)
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