NEONICOTINOID STUDIES

Neonicotinoid Insecticides Studies

The following is a list of peer reviewed studies that have found health and/or environmental harm from neonicotinoid insecticides:

Bryden, J., Gill, R. J., Mitton, R. A., Raine, N. E., & Jansen, V. A. (2013). Chronic sublethal stress causes bee colony failure. Ecology letters16 (12), 1463-1469.   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.12188/abstract

 

Byrne, F. J., Visscher, P. K., Leimkuehler, B., Fischer, D., Grafton-Cardwell, E. E. and Morse, J. G. (2014), Determination of exposure levels of honey bees foraging on flowers of mature citrus trees previously treated with imidacloprid. Pest. Manag. Sci., 70: 470–482. doi: 10.1002/ps.3596    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ps.3596/abstract

 

Carrillo, M. P., Bovi, T. D. S., Negrão, A. F., & Orsi, R. D. O. (2013). Influence of agrochemicals fipronil and imidacloprid on the learning behavior of Apis mellifera L. honeybees. Acta Scientiarum. Animal Sciences35 (4), 431-434.   http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=303128707013#

 

Chensheng, L. U., Warchol, K. M., & Callahan, R. A. (2014). Sub-lethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder. Bulletin of Insectology67 (1), 125-130.   http://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/20143221269.html;jsessionid=7E5BA16AA3B1EF35E5907369E6CF05ED

 

Decourtye, A., Lacassie, E., & Pham‐Delègue, M. H. (2003). Learning performances of honeybees (Apis mellifera L) are differentially affected by imidacloprid according to the season. Pest management science59 (3), 269-278.   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12639043

 

Derecka K, Blythe MJ, Malla S, Genereux DP, Guffanti A, et al. (2013) Transient Exposure to Low Levels of Insecticide Affects Metabolic Networks of Honeybee Larvae. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68191. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068191

 

Desneux, N., Decourtye, A., & Delpuech, J. M. (2007). The sublethal effects of pesticides on beneficial arthropods. Annu. Rev. Entomol.52 , 81-106.   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16842032

 

Di Prisco, Gennaro, Valeria Cavaliere, Desiderato Annoscia, Paola Varricchio, Emilio Caprio, Francesco Nazzi, Giuseppe Gargiulo, and Francesco Pennacchio. (2013) Neonicotinoid clothianidin adversely affects insect immunity and promotes replication of a viral pathogen in honey bees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  110, no. 46 (2013): 18466-18471.   http://www.pnas.org/content/110/46/18466.abstract

 

Douglas, M. R., Rohr, J. R., Tooker, J. F. (2015), EDITOR’S CHOICE: Neonicotinoid insecticide travels through a soil food chain, disrupting biological control of non-target pests and decreasing soya bean yield. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52: 250–260. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12372    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2664.12372/full

 

Eiri, D. M., & Nieh, J. C. (2012). A nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist affects honey bee sucrose responsiveness and decreases waggle dancing. The Journal of experimental biology215 (12), 2022-2029.   http://jeb.biologists.org/content/215/12/2022.abstract

 

Gibbons, D., Morrissey, C., & Mineau, P. (2015). A review of the direct and indirect effects of neonicotinoids and fipronil on vertebrate wildlife. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(1), 103-118.  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-014-3180-5#page-1

 

Gill, R. J., Ramos-Rodriguez, O., & Raine, N. E. (2012). Combined pesticide exposure severely affects individual-and colony-level traits in bees. Nature , 491 (7422), 105-108.   http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v491/n7422/full/nature11585.html

 

Gill, R. J., Raine, N. E. (2014), Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behaviour induced by sublethal pesticide exposure. Functional Ecology, 28: 1459–1471. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12292   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2435.12292/abstract

 

Girolami, Vincenzo, L. Mazzon, A. Squartini, N. Mori, M. Marzaro, A. di Bernardo, M. Greatti, C. Giorio, and A. Tapparo. (2009) Translocation of neonicotinoid insecticides from coated seeds to seedling guttation drops: a novel way of intoxication for bees.” Journal of economic entomology  102, no. 5 (2009): 1808-1815.   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19886445

 

Goulson, D. (2013), REVIEW: An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid insecticides. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50: 977–987. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12111   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2664.12111/abstract;jsessionid=7CDB0ED081F4FB728B65729A9EEA676F.d01t01

 

Dave Goulson (2015) Neonicotinoids impact bumblebee colony fitness in the field; a reanalysis of the UK’s Food & Environment Research Agency 2012 experiment.  PeerJ 3:e854; DOI 10.7717/peerj.854  https://peerj.com/articles/854.pdf

 

Hatjina, F., Papaefthimiou, C., Charistos, L., Dogaroglu, T., Bouga, M., Emmanouil, C., & Arnold, G. (2013). Sublethal doses of imidacloprid decreased size of hypopharyngeal glands and respiratory rhythm of honeybees in vivo.Apidologie44 (4), 467-480.   http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13592-013-0199-4


Henry, M., Beguin, M., Requier, F., Rollin, O., Odoux, J. F., Aupinel, P., … & Decourtye, A. (2012). A common pesticide decreases foraging success and survival in honey bees. Science336 (6079), 348-350.   http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6079/348.abstract


Krupke CH, Hunt GJ, Eitzer BD, Andino G, Given K (2012) Multiple Routes of Pesticide Exposure for Honey Bees Living Near Agricultural Fields. PLoS ONE 7(1): e29268. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029268

 

Laurino, D., Porporato, M., Patetta, A., & Manino, A. (2011). Toxicity of neonicotinoid insecticides to honey bees: laboratory tests. Bull Insectol64 (1), 107-113.   http://www.bulletinofinsectology.org/pdfarticles/vol64-2011-107-113laurino.pdf

 

Matsumoto, T., & CANALI, S. (2013). Reduction in homing flights in the honey bee Apis mellifera after a sublethal dose of neonicotinoid insecticides. Bulletin of Insectology66 , 1.   http://www.bulletinofinsectology.org/pdfarticles/vol66-2013-001-009matsumoto.pdf

 

Moffat, Christopher, Joao Goncalves Pacheco, Sheila Sharp, Andrew J. Samson, Karen A. Bollan, Jeffrey Huang, Stephen T. Buckland, and Christopher N. Connolly. (2015) Chronic exposure to neonicotinoids increases neuronal vulnerability to mitochondrial dysfunction in the bumblebee (Bombus terrestris).” The FASEB Journal  (2015): fj-14.   http://www.fasebj.org/content/early/2015/01/28/fj.14-267179.abstract?sid=1a34c0c7-9f71-4c7f-9314-a07c1df8f4ce

 

Mommaerts, V., Reynders, S., Boulet, J., Besard, L., Sterk, G., & Smagghe, G. (2010). Risk assessment for side-effects of neonicotinoids against bumblebees with and without impairing foraging behavior. Ecotoxicology19 (1), 207-215.   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19757031


Palmer, M. J., Moffat, C., Saranzewa, N., Harvey, J., Wright, G. A., & Connolly, C. N. (2013). Cholinergic pesticides cause mushroom body neuronal inactivation in honeybees. Nature Communications4 , 1634.   http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v4/n3/abs/ncomms2648.html

 

Jacob R. Pecenka, Jonathan G. Lundgren (2015) Non-target effects of clothianidin on monarch butterflies.  The Science of Nature, April 2015, 102:19  http://www.bioscienceresource.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Pecenka-and-Lundgren-2015-Early-On-line.pdf

 

Rundlöf, Maj, Georg KS Andersson, Riccardo Bommarco, Ingemar Fries, Veronica Hederström, Lina Herbertsson, Ove Jonsson et al.(2015) Seed coating with a neonicotinoid insecticide negatively affects wild bees. Nature 521, no. 7550 : 77-80.  http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v521/n7550/abs/nature14420.html

 

Sanchez-Bayo F, Goka K (2014) Pesticide Residues and Bees – A Risk Assessment. PLoS ONE 9(4): e94482. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094482

 

Schneider CW, Tautz J, Grünewald B, Fuchs S (2012) RFID Tracking of Sublethal Effects of Two Neonicotinoid Insecticides on the Foraging Behavior of Apis mellifera . PLoS ONE 7(1): e30023. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030023

 

Tapparo, A., Marton, D., Giorio, C., Zanella, A., Soldà, L., Marzaro, M., … & Girolami, V. (2012). Assessment of the environmental exposure of honeybees to particulate matter containing neonicotinoid insecticides coming from corn coated seeds. Environmental science & technology46 (5), 2592-2599.   http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es2035152?journalCode=esthag

 

Tremolada, P., Mazzoleni, M., Saliu, F., Colombo, M., & Vighi, M. (2010). Field trial for evaluating the effects on honeybees of corn sown using Cruiser® and Celest xl® treated seeds. Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology85 (3), 229-234.   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20658226


Whitehorn, P. R., O’Connor, S., Wackers, F. L., & Goulson, D. (2012). Neonicotinoid pesticide reduces bumble bee colony growth and queen production. Science336 (6079), 351-352.   http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6079/351.abstract

 

Williamson, S. M., & Wright, G. A. (2013). Exposure to multiple cholinergic pesticides impairs olfactory learning and memory in honeybees. The Journal of experimental biology216 (10), 1799-1807.   http://jeb.biologists.org/content/216/10/1799


Wu JY, Anelli CM, Sheppard WS (2011) Sub-Lethal Effects of Pesticide Residues in Brood Comb on Worker Honey Bee (Apis mellifera ) Development and Longevity. PLoS ONE 6(2): e14720. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014720

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