216Correa P, Wäckers F, Brévault T,  Bouvery F, Detrain C, Chailleux A.
“Sugar feeders reduce weaver ants’ drawbacks when used as biological control agents in mango orchards.”
Biological Control  177, 105103 article (2023)

215Blanchard S., Verheggen F., Van de Vreken I., Richel A. and Detrain C.
“Combined elevation of temperature and CO2 levels impacts the production and sugar composition of aphid honeydew.”
Jounral of Chemical Ecology (2022)

214Vaes O. and Detrain C.
“Colony specificity and starvation-driven changes in activity patterns of the red ant Myrmica rubra.
PLoS ONE 17(8): e0273087 (2022)

213Detrain C. and Leclerc J.B.
“Spatial distancing by fungus-exposed Myrmica ants is prompted by sickness rather than contagiousness”
Journal of Insect Physiology 139: 104384 (2022)

212Komo L, Hedouin V, Charabidze D.
“Benefits of heterospecific aggregation on necromass: influence of temperature, group density, and composition on fitness-related traits.”
Insect Science 28: 144–152. (2021)

211Komo L, Charabidze D.
“Balance between larval and pupal development time in carrion blowflies.”
Journal of Insect Physiology 133: 104292. (2021)

210Fouche Q, Hedouin V, Charabidze D.
“Effect of density and species preferences on collective choices: an experimental study on maggot aggregation behaviours.”
The Journal of Experimental Biology, 224: jeb233791. (2021)

209Charabidze D, Trumbo S, Grzywacz A, Costa JT, Benbow ME, Barton PS, Matuszewski S.
“Convergence of Social Strategies in Carrion Breeding Insects.”
BioScience (2021)

208Charabidze D, Martín-Vega D.
“Looking Back to Move Forward: How Review Articles Could Boost Forensic Entomology.”
Insects 12: 648. (2021)

207Aubernon C., Fouche Q., Charabidze D.
“Developmental niche construction in necrophagous larval societies: feeding facilitation can offset the costs of low ambient temperature.”
Ecological Entomology, in press (2021)

206.  Blanchard S., Van Offelen J., Verheggen F. & Detrain C.
“Towards more intimacy: moderate elevation of temperature drives increases in foraging and mutualistic interactions between Lasius niger and Aphis fabae

Ecological Entomology, Vol. 46 (2), 406-418 (2021)

DOI: 10.1111/een.12982

205Pereira H., Willeput R., Detrain C.
“A fungus infected environment does not alter the behaviour of foraging ants”
Scientific reports – In press (2021)

204Blanchard S., Van Offelen J., Verheggen F. & Detrain C.
“Towards more intimacy: moderate elevation of temperature drives increases in foraging and mutualistic interactions between Lasius niger and Aphis fabae.”
Ecological Entomology In press (2020).
DOI: 10.1111/een.12982

203Lehue M., Detrain C.
“Foraging through multiple nest holes: An impediment to collective decision-making in ants”
PLoS ONE 15(7): e0234526 (2020)

202Pereira H., Jossart M., Detrain C.
“Waste management by ants: the enhancing role of larvae”
Animal Behaviour 168 (2020) 187–198

201.  Lehue M., Detrain C., Collignon B.
“Nest entrances, spatial fidelity, and foraging patterns in the red ant Myrmica rubra: a field and theoretical study”
Insects. 11 (5): 317  (2020)

200.  Vaes O., Perna A., Detrain C.
“The effect of nest topology on spatial organization and recruitment in the red ant Myrmica rubra
The Science of Nature. 107:23  (2020)

199.  Pereira H., Detrain C.
“Pathogen avoidance and prey discrimination in ants”
R. Soc. Open science. 7: 191705. (2020)

198.  Collignon B., Detrain C.
“Self-organization and stigmergy”
In: Starr, C.K. (ed), Encyclopedia of Social Insects. Springer, Cham. (2020)

197. Lehue M., Collignon B., Detrain C.
“Multiple nest entrances alter foraging and information transfer in ants”
The Royal Society, open Sci. 7:2  (2020)

196. Detrain C., Pereira H., Fourcassié V.
“Differential responses to socio-chemical cues as drivers of task specialization among ant foragers”
Behavioral Ecology Sociobiology  73: 107  (2019)

195. Bologna A , Detrain C.

“Larvae promote a decline in harvesting of myrmecochorous seeds by ants”

Insectes Sociaux, 66:453–461 (2019)

194. Blanchard S., Lognay G., Verheggen F. et Detrain C. 

“Today and tomorrow: impact of climate change on aphid biology and potential consequences on their mutualism with ants.”

Physiological Entomology (2019)

193. Detrain Claire & Bologna Audrey

“Impact of seed abundance on seed processing and dispersal by the red ant Myrmica rubra”

Ecological Entomology, 44, 380-388 (2019)

192. Marine Lehue et Claire Detrain

“What’s going on at the entrance? A characterisation of the social interface in T ant nests”

Behavioral Processes. 160 (2019) 42-50

191. Boullis Antoine*, Blanchard Solène*, Francis Frédéric, Verheggen François

“Elevated CO2 concentrations impact the semiochemistry of aphid honeydew, without having a cascade effect on an aphid predator.”

Insects (2018). 9(47). Doi: 10.3390/insects9020047

* These authors evenly contributed to the publication.

190. Blanchard S., Detrain C., Lognay G. and Verheggen F. 

“Can climate change influence insect choice? Impact of elevated CO2 concentration on      aphid preferences”

Comm. Appl. Biol. Sci, Ghent University, 82/2

189. Leclerc J.B. and Detrain C.

“Impact of colony size on survival and sanitary strategies in fungus-infected ant colonies”

Behavioral Ecology and Scociobiology 72 (3), 1-10 (2018)

188. Leclerc J.B. and Detrain C.

“Impact of soil contamination on growth and shape of ant nests”

Royal Society Open Science – Accepted

DOI: 10.1098/rsos.180267 

187. Boullis A., Blanchard S., Francis F.and Verheggen F. 

“Elevated CO2 concentrations impact the semiochemistry of aphid honeydew without      having a cascade effect on an aphid predator.”

Insects (2018), 9(47)

186. Mishal C.-R., Antonio A., Detrain C., Tjeerd J. Bouma, Dubois P. and Flammang P.

“Biomechanics and behavior in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus when facing gradually increasing water flows”

Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (2018), vol. 506, 61-71

185.  Detrain C., Fichaux M. and Verheggen F.

“Tuned protection of aphids by ants against a predatory hoverfly”

Ecological Entomology, 42(3), (2017), 235-244

184. Leclerc J.B. and Detrain C.

“Loss of attraction for social cues leads to nest withdrawal in fungal-infected Myrmica rubra ants.”

Animal Behaviour, 129 (2017), 133-141.

183. Fischer C.Y., Detrain C., Thonart P., Haubruge E., Francis F., Verheggen F.G.       and Lognay G.C.

“Bacteria may contribute to distant species recognition in ant-aphid mutualistic relationships.”

Insect Science, 24 (2): 278-284 (2017).

182. Bologna A., Toffin E., Detrain C. and Campo A.

“An automated method for large-scale monitoring of seed dispersal by ants”

Scientific Reports,  7, (2017), Article number 40143

DOI: 10.1038/srep40143

181. Leclerc J.B. and Detrain C.

“Detection and discrimination: do ants perceive and react to diseased nestmates?”

The Science of Nature (Naturwissenschaften) 103 (7-8), (2016), 70-82.

180. Leclerc J.B. ans Detrain C.

« Ants detect but do not discriminate diseased workers within their nest »

The science of Nature, 103:70

179. Louis M., Toffin E., Gregoire J.C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Modelling collective foraging in edemic bark beetle populations”

Ecological Modelling, Vol. 337, Pages 188-199

178. Boullis A., Detrain C., Francis F. and Verheggen F.

« Will climate change affect insect pheromonal communication? »

Current opinion in insect science, 17: 87-91 (2016)

177. Fisher C., Lognay G., Detrain C., Heil M., Grigorescu, A., Sabri A., Thonart P., Haubruge E. and Verheggen F.

“Bacteria may enhance species association in an ant-aphid mutualistic relationship”

Chemoecology, 25 (5), p.p. 223-232


176. Fischer C., Lognay G., Detrain C., Heil M., Grigorescu A., Sabri A., Thonart P., Haubruge E., Verheggen F.

“Bacteria aid partner association in an ant-aphid mutualism.”

Chemoecology, 25(5): 223-232 (2015).

175. Capello M., Robert M., Soria M., Deneubourg J.L. and Dagorn L.

A methodological framework to estimate the site fidelity of tagged animals using passive acoustic telemetry”

PLoS ONE (2015), 10(8), e0134002

174. Broly P. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Behavioural contagion explains group cohesion in a social crustacean”

PLoS Computational Biology (2015), 11(6), e1004290

173. Planas-Sitjà I., Deneubourg J.L., Gibon C. and Sempo G.

“Group personality during collective decision-making: A multi-level approach”

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2015), 282(1802), 20142515

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2515

172. Broly P., Devigne C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Body shape in terrestrial isopods: A morphological mechanism to resist dessication?”

Journal of Morphology (2015), 276(11), pp 1283-1289

171. Durieux D., Fassotte B., Deneubourg J.L., Haubruge E. and Verheggen F.J.

Aggregation behavior of HArmonia axyridis under non-wintering condtitions”

Insect Science (2015), 22(5), pp 670-678

170. Laurent Salazar M.O., Planas-Sitjà I., Deneubourg J.L. and Sempo G.

“Collective resilience in a disturbed environment: stability of the activity rhythm and group personality in Periplaneta Americana

Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology (2015), 69(11), pp 1879-1896

169. Broly P., Mullier R., Devigne C. And Deneubourg J.L.

“Regulatory mechanisms of group distributions in a gregarious arthropod”

Royal Society Open Science (2015), 2(11), pp 150428


168. Diez L., Urbain L., Lejeune P. and Detrain C.

“Emergency measures: Adaptive response to pathogen intrusion in the ant nest”
Behavioural Processes, 116, (2015), 80-86

167. Bologna A. and Detrain C.

“Steep Decline and Cessation in Seed Dispersal by Myrmica rubra Ants.”

PLoS ONE 10(9): e0139365. (2015)

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139365 

166. Fischer C.Y., Vanderplanck M., Lognay G.C., Detrain C. and Verheggen F.J.

“Do aphids actively search for ant partners?”

Insect Science 22 (2): 283-288 (2015)

165. Collignon B. and Detrain C.

“Accuracy of leadership and control of the audience in the pavement ant Tetramorium caespitum”

Animal Behaviour, 92 (159-165), 2014

164. Collignon B., Cervantes Valdevesio L. and Detrain C.

“Group recruitment in ants: Who is willing to lead”

Behavioural processes, 108, p.p. 98-104

163.  Detrain C., Prieur J. “Sensitivity and feeding efficiency of the black garden ant Lasius niger to sugar resources.”Journal of Insect Physiology, 64 (2014) 74–80

162. Diez L., Lejeune P. and Detrain C.

“Keep the nest clean: Survival advantages of corpse removal in ants”

Biology Letters, 10 (7) (2014) 20140306

161. Le Goff G., Hance T., Detrain C., Deneubourg J.L. and Mailleux A.-C.

“Impact of living with kin/non-kin on the life history traits

of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae)”

Exp. Appl. Acarol., 63: 37-47 (2014)

160. Robert M., Dagorn L. and Deneubourg J.L.

“The aggregation of tuna around floating objects: What could be the underlying social mechanisms?”

Journal of Theoretical Biology (2014), 359, pp 161-170

DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.06.010 · 

159. Robert M., Dagorn L., Bodin N., Arsenault-Pernet E.J. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Comparison of condition factors of skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) associated or not with floating objects in an area known to be naturally enriched with logs”

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (2014), 71(3), pp 472-478)

158. Broly P., Devigne L. and Deneubourg J.L.

Effects of group size on aggregation against dessication in woodlice (Isopoda: Oniscidea)”

Physiological Entomology (2014), 39(2), pp 165-171

157. Ramirez Avila G.M., Kurths J., Guisset J.L. and Deneubourg J.L.

“How do small differences in nonidentical pulse-coupled oscillators induce great changes in their synchronous behavior?”

European Physical Journal: Special Topics (2014), 223(13), pp 2759-2773

156. Diez L., Le Borgne H., Lejeune P. and Detrain C.

“Who brings out the dead? Necrophoresis in the ant Myrmica rubra””

Animal Behaviour, Volume 86  (6), 1259–1264 (2013)

155. Diez L., Moquet L. and Detrain C.

“Post-mortem Changes in Chemical Profile and their Influence on Corpse Removal in Ants”

Journal of Chemical Ecology, 39 (11-12); 1424-1432 (2013)

154. Clotuche G., Turlure C., Mailleux A.-C., Detrain C. and Hance T.

“Should I lay or should I wait? Egg-laying in the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae”

Koch Behavioral Processes, 92, 24-30 (2013)

153. Clotuche G., Mailleux A.-C., Yano Y.S., Detrain C., Deneubourg J.L. and Hance T.

“Settlement decisions by the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae

Comptes rendus Biologies, 336 (2): 93-101 (2013)

152. Laurent Salazar M.O., Deneubourg J.L. and Sempo G.

“Information cascade ruling the fleeing behavior of a gregarious insect”

Animal Behaviour(2013), 85(6), PP 1271-1285

151. Durieux D., Fassotte B., Vanderplanck M., Haubruge E. and Verheggen F.J.

“Substrate marking by an invasive Ladybeetle: Seasonal changes in hydrocarbon composition and behavioural Responses”

PLoS ONE (2013), 8(4), e61124

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061124

150. Robert M., Dagorn L., Lopez J. and Deneubourg J.L.

Does social behavior influence the dynamics of aggregations formed by tropical tunas around floating objects? An experimental approach”

Journal of Experimental Marine Biology (2013), 440, pp 238-243

149. Bret C., Sueur C., Nboubangoye B., Deneubourg J.L. and Petit O.

“Social structure of a semi-free ranging group of manfrills (Mandrillus sphinx): A social network analysis”

PLoS ONE (2013), 8(12), e83015

148. Sempo G., Canonge S. and Deneubourg J.L.

“From aggregation to dispersion: How habitat fragmentation prevents the emergence of consensual decision making in a group”

PLoS ONE (2013), 8(11)e78951

147. Broly P., Deneubourg J.L. and Devigne C.

“Benefits of aggregation in woodlice: A factor in the terrestrialization process?”

Insectes Sociaux (60)4, pp 419-435

146. Sempo G., Dagorn L., Robert M. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Impact of increasing deployment of artificial floating objects on the spatial distribution of social fish species”

Journal of Applied Ecology (2013), 50 (5), pp 1081-1092

145. Filmalter J.D., Capello M., Deneubourg J.L., Cowley P.D. and Dagorn L.

“Looking behind the curtain: Quantifying massive shark mortality in fish aggregating devices”

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2013), 11(6), pp 291-296

144. Fourcassié V., Schmitt T and Detrain C.

“Impact of interference competition on exploration and food exploitation in the ant Lasius niger.”

Hymenopteran Collective Foraging and Information Transfer about Resources.   Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Psyche, Vol. 2012, Article ID 383757, 8 pages  ( 2012)

143. Verheggen F., Diez L., Sablon L., Fischer C., Bartram S., Haubruge E. and Detrain

“Aphid Alarm pheromone as a cue for ants to locate aphid partners.”

PloS One, vol. 7 (8) article ID| e41841, 6 pages (2012)

142. Collignon B., Deneubourg, J.L. and Detrain C.

“Leader-based and self-organized communication: modelling group-mass recruitment in ants”

Theor. Biol. 313 (2012), 79-86

141. Diez L., Deneubourg J.L and Detrain C.

“Social prophylaxis through distant corpse removal in ants”

Naturwissenschaften, 99(10); 833-842 (2012)

140. Le Goff G., Hance T, Detrain C., Deneubourg J.L. and Mailleux A.-C.

“The locomotor activities on sites covered by silk produced by related and unrelated spider mites in Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae)”

C.R. Biologies 335 (3) (2012), 226-231

139. Clotuche G., Deneubourg J.L., Mailleux A.-C., Detrain C. and Hance T.

“Discrimination through silk recognition: the case of the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae

C.R. Biologies (2012), 535-540

138. Astudillo Fernandez A., Hance T. And Deneubourg J.L.

“Interplay between Allee effects and collective movement in meta populations”

Oikos (2012), 121(6), pp 813-822

DOI: 10.2307/41489270

137. Durieux D., Fischer C., Brostaux Y., Haubruge E and Verheggen F.J.

« Role of long-chain hydrocarbons in the aggregation behaviour of Harmonia axridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)”

Journal of Insect Physiology (2012), 58(6), pp 801-807

136. Broly P., Mullier R., Deneubourg J.L. and Devigne C.

“Aggregation in woodlice: Social interaction and density effects”

Zookeys (2012), 176(SPECIAL ISSUE), pp 133-144

135. Robert M., Dagorn L., Deneubourg J.L., Itano D. and Holland K.

“Size-dependent behavior of tuna in an array of fish aggregating devices (FADs)”

Marine Biology (2012), 159(4), pp 907-914

134. Buffin A., Goldman S. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Collective regulatory stock management and spatiotemporal dynamics of the food flow in ants”

FASEB Journal (2012), 26(7), pp2725-2733

133. Astudillo Fernandez A., Hance T., Clotuche G., Mailleux A.C. and Deneubourg J.L.

« Testing for collective choices in the two-spotted spider mite »

Experimental and Applied Acarology (2012), 58(1), pp 11-22

132. Zirbes L., Brostaux Y., Mescher M., Haubruge E. and Deneubourg J.L.

« Self-assemblage and quorum in the earthworm eisenia fetida (oligochaete, lumbricidae)”

PLoS ONE (2012), 7(3), e32564

131. Sueur C., Deneubourg J.L. and Petit O.

« From social network (ventralized vs. decentralized) to collective decision-making (unshared vs. shared consensus)”

PLoS ONE (2012), 7(2), e32566

130. Diez L., Deneubourg J.L., Hoebeke L. and Detrain C.

“Orientation in undertaking ants: memory or chemical cues?”

Animal behaviour 81 (6) (2011), 1171-1176

129. Mailleux A.-C., Astudillo Fernandez A., Martin G.S., Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Collective Migration in House Dust Mites”

Ethology 117 (2011) 72–82.

128. Diez L., Deneubourg J.L. and Detrain C.

“Orientation in corpse-carrying ants: Memory or chemical cues?

Animal Behaviour, 81 (6), p.p. 1171-1176

127. Buffin A., Mailleux A-C., Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Trophallaxis in Lasius niger: a variable frequency and constant duration for three food types”

Insectes Sociaux 58(2) (2011), 177–183.

126. Mailleux A.-C., Sempo G., Depickère S., Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“How does starvation affect spatial organization within nests in Lasius niger?”

Insectes sociaux 58 (2) (2011), 219–225.

125. Clotuche G., Mailleux A.-C., Astudillo Fernández A., Deneubourg J.L., Detrain C. and Hance T.

“The formation of Collective Silken Balls in the Spider Mite Tetranychus urticae Koch”

Plos one, 6 (4), e18854, (2011)

124. Mailleux A.-C., Buffin A., Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Recruitment in starved nests: the role of direct and indirect interactions between scouts and nestmates in the ant Lasius niger”

Insect. Soc. (2011) 58 (4) :559–567

123. Le Goff G., Hance T., Detrain C., Deneubourg J.L., Clotuche G and Mailleux A.-C.

“Impact of starvation on the silk attractiveness in a weaving mite Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae).”

Journal of Ethology 30(1), (2011), 125-132

122. Clotuche G., Mailleux A.-C., Deneubourg J.L., Detrain C. and Hance T

“The silk road of Tetranychus urticae: is it a single or a double lane?”

Experimental and Applied Acarology, 56(4), (2011), 345-354

121. Michelena P. and Deneubourg J.L.

“How group size affects vigilance dynamics and time allocation patterns: The key role of imitation and tempo”

PLoS ONE (2011), 6(4), e18631


120. Sueur C., Deneubourg J.L., Petit O. and Couzin I.D.

“Group size, grooming and fission in primates: A modeling approach based on group structure”

Journal of Theoretical Biology (2011), 273 (1), pp 156-166

119. Devigne C., Broly P. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Individual preferences and social interactions determine the aggregation of woodlice”

PLoS ONE (2011), 6(2), e17389

118. Pillot M.H., Gautrais J., Arrufat P., Bon R. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Scalable rules for coherent group motion in a gregarious vertebrate”

PLoS ONE (2011), 6(1), e14487

117. Sueur C., Deneubourg J.L. and Petit O.

“From the first intention movement to the last joiner: Macaques combine mimetic rules to optimize their collective decisions”

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2011), 278(1712), pp 1697-1704

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2084

116. Fernandez A.A. and Deneubourg J.L.

“On following behavior as a mechanism for collective movement”

Journal of Theoretical Biology (2011), 284(1), pp 7-15

115. Krause J., Winfield A.F.T. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Interactive robots in experimental biology”

Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2011), 26(7), pp 369-375

114. Canonge S., Deneubourg J.L. and Sempo G.

“Group living enhances individual resources discrimination: The use of the public information by cockroaches to assess shelter quality”

PLoS ONE (2011), 6(6), e19748

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019748

113. Jacobs A., Sueur C., Deneubourg J.L. and Petit O.

“Social Network influences decision making during collective movements in Brown Lemurs (Eulemur fulvus fulvus)”

International Journal of Primatology (2011), 32(3), pp 721-736

DOI 10.1007/s10764-011-9497-8

112. Capello M., Soria M., Cotel P., Deneubourg J.L. and Dagorn L

“Quantifying the interplay between environmental and social effects on aggregated-fish dynamics”

PLoS ONE (2011), 6(12), e28109


111. Sueur C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Self-organization in primates: understanding the rules underlying collective movements”

PLoS ONE (2011), 6(12), e28109

DOI 10.1007/s10764-011-9520-0

110. Sempo G. and Detrain C.

“Social tasks regulation in a dimorphic ant: the influence of caste ratio”

Insect Science Vol 10 (2010) 16 pages

109. Collignon B. and Detrain C.

“Distributed leadership and adaptive decision-making in the ant Tetramorium caespitum”

Proc R. Soc London 277 (2010) 1267-1273.

108. Mailleux A-C., Devigne C., Deneubourg J.L. and Detrain C.

“Impact of Starvation on Lasius niger’ Exploration”

Ethology 116 (2010), 248–256.

107. Toffin E., Kindekens J. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Excavated substrate modulates growth instability during nest building in ants”

Proc Yoy Soc Lond B, 277 (1694), p.p. 2617-2625 (2010)

106. Servigne P. and Detrain C.

“Opening myrmecochory blackbox: what happens inside the ant nest?”

Ecol Res 25 (2010), 663–672.

105. Detrain C., Verheghen F., Diez L., Wathelet B. and Haubruge E.

“Aphid-ant mutualism: how honeydew sugars influence the behaviour of ant scouts”

Physiological Entomology 35 (2010), 168–174.

104. Mailleux A-C., Buffin A., Detrain C. and Deneubourg J-L.

“Recruiters or recruits: Who boost the recruitment in starved nests of Lasius niger?”

Animal Behaviour 79 (2010), 31–35.

103. Le Goff G., Mailleux A-C., Detrain C., Deneubourg J.L., Clotuche G. and Hance T.

“Group effect on fertility, survival and silk production in the web spinner Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) during colony foundation”
Behaviour 147(9) (2010), 1169-1184.


102. Sueur C., Deneubourg JL and Petit O.

« Sequence of quorums during collective decision making in macaques »

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2010), 64(11), pp1875-1885

101. Zirbes L., Deneubourg J.L., Brostaux Y. and Haubruge E.

“A new case of concensual decision: collective movement in earthworms”

Ethology (2010), 116(6), pp 546-553

100. Lihoreau M., Deneubourg J.L. and Rivault C.

“Collective foraging decision in a gregarious insect”

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2010), 64(10), pp 1577-1587

99. Sueur C., Petit O. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Short-term group fission processes in macaques: A social networking approach”

Journal of Experimental Biology (2010), 213(8), pp 1338-1346

doi: 10.1242/jeb.039016 

98. Michelena P., Jeanson R., Deneubourg J.L. and Sibbald A.M.

“Personality and collective decision-making in foraging herbivores”

Journal of Experimental Biology (2010), 277(1684), pp 1903-1099


97. Sueur C., Deneubourg J.L., Petit O.and Couzin I.D.

«Differences in nutrient requirements imply a non-linear emergence of leaders in animal groups»

PLoS Computational Biology (2010), 6(9), e1000917


96. Astudillo Fernandez A., Mailleux AC, Saffre F., Krafft B. and Deneubourg J.L.

« Effect on retentive markers on the dynamics of settlement : The case of arthropod silk »

Journal of Theorical Biology (2010), 265(3), pp. 411-421

95. Fourcassié V., Dussutour A. and Deneubourg J.L.

« Ant traffic rules »

Journal of Experimental Biology (2010), 213(14), pp 2357-2363

doi: 10.1242/jeb.031237

94. Pillot M.H. and Deneubourg J.L.

« Collective movements, initiation and stops : Diversity of situations and law of parsimony »

Behavioural Processes (2010), 84(3), pp 657-661

93. Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Social cues and adaptive foraging strategies in ants.”

Exploitation by Social Insects: Ecological, Behavioral, and Theoretical Approaches. Stefan Jarau and Michael Hrncir eds.  CRC Press (2009).  29-52

DOI: 10.1201/9781420075618.ch2

92. Mailleux A-C., Deneubourg J.L. and Detrain C.

“Food transport in ants: Do Lasius niger foragers maximize their individual load?””

C.R.  Biologies 332 (5) (2009), 500-506.

91. Servigne P. and Detrain C.

“Seed desiccation limits removal by ants”

Arthropod-plant interactions 3 (4), 225-232 (2009)

90. Lenoir A., Depickère S., Devers S., Christidès J.P. and Detrain C.

“Hydrocarbons in the ant Lasius niger: from the cuticle to the nest and home range marking.

Chemical Ecology 35 (2009), 913-921.

89. Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Ethologie et Robotique : vers une gestion de précision des sociétés animales »

Ethologie Appliquée, editions Quae, 139-148 (2009).

88.Verheggen F., Diez L., Detrain C. and. Haubruge E.

« Aphid-ant mutualism: an outdoor study of the benefits for Aphis fabae colonies”

Biotechnol. Agronom. Soc. Environ. 13 (2) (2009), 235-242.

87. Canonge S., Sempo G., Jeanson R., Detrain C. and  Deneubourg  L.

“Self-amplification as a source of interindividual variability: shelter selection in cockroaches.”

Journal of Insect Physiology 55 (2009), 976-982.

86. Clotuche G., Le Goff G., Mailleux A-C., Deneubourg J.L., Detrain C. and Hance T.

“How to visualize the spider mite SILK?”

Microscopy research and technique 72 (9) (2009) p. 659-664.

85. Le Goff G., Mailleux A-C., Detrain C., Deneubourg JL., Clotuche G. and Hance T.

“Spatial distribution and inbreeding in Tetranychus urticae”

C.R. Biologies 332 (2009), 927-933.

84. Toffin E., Di Paolo D., Campo A., Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Shape transition during nest digging in ants”

PNAS (2009), 18616–18620, vol. 106 no. 44.

83. Sempo G., Canonge S., Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Complex dynamics based on a quorum: decision-making process by cockroaches in a patchy environment”

Ethology 115 (2009), 1150-1161.

82. Buffin A., Denis D., Van Simaeys G., Goldman S. and Deneubourg J.L.

 “Feeding and stocking up: Radio-Labelled Food reveals exchange patterns in ants”

PLoS One (2009), Vol. 4, Issue 6, e5919

81. Dussutour A., Beshers S., Deneubourg J.L. and Fourcassié V.

“Priority rules govern the organization of traffic on foraging trails under crowding       conditions in the leaf-cutting ant Atta Colombica

Journal of Experimental Biology (2009), 212:499-505


80. Dussutour A., Deneubourg J.L., Beshers S. and Fourcassié V.

“Individual and collective problem-solving in a foraging context in the leaf-cutting ant      Atta colombica

Animal cognition (2009), 12:21

79. Depickère S., Fresneau D., Deneubourg J.L. and Detrain C.

“Spatial organization in ant nests: does starvation modify the aggregative

behaviour of Lasius niger species?”

Insectes sociaux 55 (2008), 163-170.

78. Servigne P. and Detrain C.

“Ant-seed interactions: combined effects of ant and plant species on seed removal patterns.”

Insectes Sociaux 55 (2008), 220-230.

77. Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Collective decision and foraging patterns in ants and honeybees.”

Advances in Insect Physiology 53 (2008), 123-173.

76. Mailleux A.C., Furey R., Saffre B., Krafft B. and Deneubourg J.L.

« How non-nestmates affect the cohesion of swarming groups in social spiders »

Insectes sociaux (2008), vol. 55, Issue 4, pp 355-359

75. Depickère S., Fresneau D. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Effect on social and environmental factors on ant aggregation: A general response?

Journal of Insect Physiology (2008), Vol. 54, Issue 9, 1349-1355

74. Michelena P., Gautrais J., Gérard J.F., Bon R. and Deneubourg J.L.

« Social cohesion in groups of sheep: Effect of activity level, sex composition and group size »

Applied Animal Behaviour Science (2008), Vol. 12, Issues 1-2, 81-93

73. Depickère S., Ramirez Avila M., Fresneau D. and Deneubourg J.L.

« Polymorphism: a weak influence on worker aggregation level in ants »

Ecological Entomology (2008), Vol. 33, Issue 2, 225-231

72. Meunier H, Petit O. and Deneubourg J.L.

« Resource influence on the form of fur rubbing behaviour in white-faced capuchins »

Behavioural Processes (2008), Vol. 77, Issue 3, 320-326

71. Meunier H., Petit O. and Deneubourg J.L.

« Social facilitation of fur rubbing behaviour in white-faced capuchins »

American Journal of Primatology (2008), Vol. 70, Issue 2, 161-168

70.  Meunier H., Deneubourg J.L. and Petit O.

«How many for dinner? Recruitment and monitoring by glances in capuchins”

Primates (2008), Vol. 49, Issue 1, pp 26-31

69. Deneubourg J.L., Halloy J., Amé J.M., Rivault C. and Detrain C.

“Self-organised choice based on inter – attraction: the example of gregarious animals”

Pedestrian and evacuation dynamics.  Waldau N, Gattermann P, Knoflacher H, Schreckenberg M Eds. Springer Verlag (2007), 455-464.

68. Halloy J., Sempo G., Caprari G., Rivault C., Asadpour M., Tâche F., Saïd I., Durier V., Canonge S., Amé J.M., Detrain C., Correll N., Martinoli A., Mondada , Siegwart R. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Social Integration of Robots in Groups of Cockroaches to Control Self – organized Choices.”

Science 318 (2007), 1155-1158.

67. Pêtre C.A., Detrain C. and Boeve J.L.

“Anti-predator defense mechanisms in sawfly larvae of Arge (Hymenoptera, Argidae)”

Journal of Insect Physiology 53 (2007), 668-675.

66. Jeanson R. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Conspecific Attraction and Shelter Selection in Gregarious Insects”

The American Naturalist (2007), Vol. 170, N° 1, pp 47-58

DOI : 10.2307/4541059

65. Dussutour A., Beshers S., Deneubourg J.L. and Fourcassié V.

“Crowding increases foraging efficiency in the leaf-cutting ant Atta colombica

Insectes Sociaux (2007), Vol. 54, Issue 2, 158-165

64. Ramirez Avila G., Guisset J.L. and Deneubourg J.L.

« Influence of uniform noise on two light-controlled oscillators »

International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos (2007), Vol. 7, N° 12, 4453-4462

63. Devigne C. and Detrain C.

“How does food distance influence foraging in the ant Lasius niger: the importance of home-range marking”

Insectes Sociaux 53 (2006), 46-55.

62. Sempo G., Depickère S and Detrain C.

“Spatial organization in a dimorphic ant: caste specificity of clustering patterns and area marking.”

Behavioral Ecology 17 (2006), 642-650.

61. Sempo G., Depickère S. and Detrain C.

“How brood influences caste aggregation patterns in the dimorphic ant species
Pheidole pallidula

Insectes Sociaux 53 (2) (2006), 241-248.

60. Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Self-organization in a superorganism: do ants behave like molecules?”

Physics of life Reviews 3 (3) (2006), 162-187.

59. Ame J.M., Halloy J., Rivault C., Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Collegial decision making based on social amplification leads to optimal group formation”

Proceedings National Academy of Sciences 103 (15) (2006), 5835-5840.

 58. Sempo G., Depickère S., Amé J.-M., Detrain C., Halloy J. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Integration of an Autonomous Artificial Agent in an Insect Society: Experimental Validation”.

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.  Nolfi et al. eds.  Volume 4095. Berlin, Germany : Springer Verlag (2006), 703-713.

57. Jeanson R. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Path selection in cockroaches”

Exp. Biol. (2006), Pt 23, 4768-75

DOI: 10.1242/jeb.02562

56. Saffre F., Halloy J., Shackleton M. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Self-organized service orchestration through collective differentiation”

IEEE Trans. Syst. Man Cybern B. Cybern (2006), 36(6):1237-46


55. Meunier H., Leca J.B., Deneubourg J.L. and Petit O.

“Group movement decisions in capuchin monkeys: the utility of an experimental study    and a mathematical model to explore the relationship between individual and collective”

Behaviour (2006), vol. 143, Issue 12, 1511-1527

DOI: 10.1163/156853906779366982 · 

54. Correll N., Sempo G, Lopez de Meneses Y. a,d Deneubourg J.L.

Conference paper (2006)

53. Dussutour A., Nicolis S., Deneubourg J.L. and Fourcassié V.

“Collective decisions in ants when foraging under crowded conditions”

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2006), Vol. 61, Issue 1, pp 17-30

52. Michelena P., Noël S., Gautrais J., Gerard J.F., Deneubourg J.L. and Bon R.

«Sexual dimoprhism, activity budget and synchrony in groups of sheep »

Oecologia (2006), Vol. 148, Issue 1, pp 170-180

51. Millor J., Amé J.M., Halloy J. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Individual discrimination capability and collective decision-making”

Journal of theorical biology (2006), Vol. 239, Issue 3., 313-323

50. Millor J., Halloy J., Amé J.M., Deneubourg J.L.

“Individual discrimination capability and collective choice in social insects”

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2006), Vol. 4150, pp 167-178

49. Bon R., Deneubourg J.L., Gerard F. And Michelena P.

“Sexual segregation in ungulates: from individual mechanisms to collective patterns”

Cambridge Press University (2006), pp. 180-199


48. Amé J.M., Millor, J., HAlloy J., Sempo G. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Collective decision-making based on individual discrimination capability in pre-social    insects”

From Animals to Animats (2006), 9, pp 713-724

47. Mailleux A-C., Detrain C., Deneubourg J.L.

“Starvation drives a threshold triggering communication”

Exp. Biology 209 (2006), 4224-4229.

46. Devigne C. and Detrain C.

“Foraging responses of the aphid tending ant Lasius niger to spatio-temporal changes in aphid colonies Cinara cedri”

Acta Zoologica Sinica 51(1) (2005), 161 – 166

 45. Heredia A. and Detrain C.

“Influence of seed size and seed nature on recruitment in the polymorphic harvester ant Messor barbarus”

Behavioural Processes 70 (3) (2005), 289-300.

DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2005.08.001 · 

44. Deneubourg J.L, Nicolis S. and Detrain C.

“Optimality of communication in self-organized social behavior”

In: Self-organization and Evolution in Social Systems.  C. Hemelrijk Ed., Cambridge University Pres (2005), 25-35.

DOI : 10.1017/CBO9780511542275.004

43. Depickère S., Fresneau D., Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Marking as a decision factor in a choice of a new resting site in ants.”

Insectes Sociaux 51 (2005), 243-246

42. Mailleux A-C., Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Triggering and persistence of trail-laying in foragers of the ant Lasius niger.”

Insect Physiology 51 (3) (2005), 297-30

41. Saffre F., Halloy J. and Deneubourg J.L.

“The ecology of the grid”

Proceeding (2005), pp 378-379

DOI: 10.1109/ICAC.2005.59

40. Michelena P., Henric K., Angibault JM., Gautrais J., Lapeyronie P., Porter R., Deneubourg J.L. and Bon R.

“An experimental study of social attraction and spacing between the sexes in sheep”

Journal of Experimental Biology (2005), 208, 23, 4419-4426


39. Dorigo M., Tuci E., Gross R., Trianni V. Halva Labella T., Nouyan S., Ampatzis, Deneubourg JL., Baldassare G. Nolfi S., Mondada F., Floreano D. and Gambardella L.M.

“The SWARM-BOTS project”

Swarm Robotics (2005), pp 31-44

38. Dussutour A., Deneubourg J.L. and Fourcassié V.

“Temporal organization of bi-directional traffic in the ant Lasius niger (L.)

Journal of Experimental Biology (2005), 208, 15, 2903-2912


37. Caprari G., Colot A., Siegwart R., Halloy J. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Animal and robot mixed societies: building cooperation between microrobots and      cockroaches”

IEEE robotics & automation magazine (2005), 12, 2, 58-65


36. Portha S. and Detrain C.

“Local population dynamics of two coexisting birch aphid species: competition or intrinsic cycles of abundance?”

Belgian Journal of zoology 134 (1) (2004), 85-88.

35. Sempo G. and Detrain C.

“Between-species differences of behavioural repertoire of castes in Pheidole ant genus: a methodological artefact?”

Insectes sociaux 51 (2004), 48-54.

 34. Portha S., Deneubourg J.L. and Detrain C.

“How food type and brood influence foraging decisions of Lasius niger scouts”

Animal Behaviour 68 (2004), 115-122

33. Devigne C., Renon A. and Detrain C.

“Out of sight but not out of mind: modulation of recruitment according to home range marking in ants”

Animal Behaviour 67 (2004), 1023-1029.

DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2003.09.012

32. Mailleux A-C, Deneubourg J.L. and Detrain C

“How does colony growth influence communication in ants?”

Insectes Sociaux 50 (2003), 24-31.

 31. Mailleux A-C, Deneubourg J.L. and Detrain C.

“Regulation of ants’ foraging to resource productivity”

Proceedings of the Royal Society 270 (2003), 1609-1616.

 30. Nicolis S.C., Detrain C., Demolin D. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Optimality of collective choices: a stochastic approach”

Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 65 (2003), 795-808.

DOI: 10.1016/S0092-8240(03)00040-5 · 

29. Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Complexity of environment and parsimony of decision rules in Insect societies”

The Biological Bulletin 202 (2002), 268-274.

28. Deneubourg J.L., Lioni A. and Detrain C.

“Dynamics of aggregation and emergence of cooperation”

The Biological Bulletin 202 (2002), 262-267.

27. Devigne C. and Detrain C

“Collective exploration and area marking in the ant Lasius niger”

Insectes Sociaux 49 (2002), 357-362.

26. Portha S, Deneubourg J.L. and Detrain C.

“Self-organized asymetries in ant foraging: a functional response to food type and colony needs.”

Behavioral Ecology 13 (2002), 776-781.

25. Detrain C., Nathan C. and Deneubourg J.L

“The influence of the physical environment on the self-organised foraging patterns of ants”

Naturwissenschaften 88 (2001), 171-174.

 24. Deneubourg J.L., Millor J., Theraulaz G. and Detrain C.

« Plan d’organisation et population dans les sociétés d’insectes »

L’homme devant l’incertain.  Odile Jacobs (ed). Paris (2001), 141-155.

23. Detrain C., Tasse O., Versaen M. and Pasteels J.M.

“A field assessment of optimal foraging in ants: trail patterns and seed retrieval by the European harvester ant Messor barbarus.”

Insectes sociaux 47 (2000), 56-62

22. Detrain C. and Pasteels J.M.

“Seed preferences of the harvester ant Messor barbarus in a Mediterranean mosaic grassland”

Sociobiology 35 (2000), 35-48.

21. Detrain C. and Tasse O.

“Seed drops and caches by the harvester ant Messor barbarus: do they contribute to seed dispersal in Mediterranean grasslands?”

Naturwissenschaften 87 (2000), 373-376.

 20. Mailleux A.C., Deneubourg J.L. and Detrain C.

“How do ants assess food volume?”

Animal behaviour 59 (2000), 1061-1069.

19. Heredia A. and Detrain C.

“Worker size polymorphism and ethological role of abdominal exocrine glands in the harvester ant Messor barbarus.”

Insectes Sociaux 47 (2000), 383-389.

18. Detrain C., Deneubourg J.L. and Pasteels J.M.

“Decision-making in foraging by social insects”

Information processing in social insects. Detrain C., Deneubourg J.L. et J.M. Pasteels (eds), Birkhauser Verlag, Basel (1999), 331-354

17. Deneubourg J.L., Camazine S. and Detrain C.

“Self-organization or individual complexity: a false dilemma or a true complementarity”

Information processing in social insects. Detrain C., Deneubourg J.L. et J.M. Pasteels (eds), Birkhauser Verlag (1999), 401-408

DOI 10.1007/978-3-0348-8739-7_21    

16. Devigne C., Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Impact of food distance on foraging by the ant Lasius niger”

Social insects at the turn of the Millenium.  Schwartz M. and Hogendoorn K (eds), Flinders University Press, Adelaïde, Australie (1999), 139

15. Detrain C. and Deneubourg J.L.

“Scavenging by Pheidole pallidula: a key for understanding decision-making systems in ants.”

Animal Behaviour 53 (1997), 537-547.

14. Leclercq S., Braekman J.C., Kaisin M. Daloze D., Detrain C., de Biseau J.C. and Pasteels M.

“Venom constituents of three species of Crematogaster ants from Papua New Guinea.”

Journal of Natural Products 60 (11) (1997), 1143-1147.

DOI: 10.1021/np970202h

13. Detrain C. and Pasteels J.M.

“Caste polyethism and Collective defense in the ant Pheidole pallidula: the outcome of quantitative differences in recruitment.”

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 29 (1992), 405-412.

12. Calenbuhr V., Chrétien L., Deneubourg J.L. and Detrain C.

“A model for osmotropotactic orientation.”

Journal of theoretical biology 158 (1992), 395-407.

 11. Lachaud J.P., Passera L., Grimal A., Detrain C. and Beugnon G.

“Lipid storage by major workers and starvation resistance in the ant Pheidole pallidula.

Biology and Evolution of Social Insects, Billen J (ed), Leuven University Press, Leuven (Belgium) (1992), 153-160.

10. Lenoir A., Detrain C. and Barbazanges N.

“Host trail-following by the guest ant Formicoxenus provancheri (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)”

Experientia 48 (1992), 95-97.


9. Detrain C. and Pasteels J.M.

“Caste differences in behavioral thresholds as a basis for polyethism during food recruitment in the ant Pheidole pallidula.”

Insect Behavior 4 (2) (1991), 157-177.

8. Detrain C., Deneubourg J.L., Goss S. and Quinet Y.

“Dynamics of collective exploration in the ant Pheidole pallidula.”

Psyche 98(1) (1991), 21-31.

DOI /10.1155/1991/75196

7. Detrain C. and Cammaerts M.C.

“A new pheromone in the ant Pheidole pallidula.”

Behavioural Processes 24 (1991), 123-132.

6. Daloze D., Kaisin M., Detrain C. and Pasteels J.M.

“Chemical defense in the three European species of Crematogaster ants.”

Experientia 47 (10) (1991), 1082-1088.

5. Deneubourg J.L., Goss S., Franks N., Sendova-Franks A., Detrain C. and Chrétien

“The dynamics of collective sorting robot-like ants and ant-like robots.”

Simulation of adaptive behavior: from animals to animats.  Meyer J.A. and Wilson S (eds), MIT Press (1991), 356-365.

4. Detrain C.

“Field study on foraging by the polymorphic ant Pheidole pallidul.”

Insectes Sociaux 37 (4) (1990), 315-332.

3. Cammaerts R., Detrain C. and Cammaerts M.C.

“Host-trail following by the myrmecophilous beetle Edaphopaussus favieri (Fairmaire, Carabidae, Paussinae).”

Insectes Sociaux 37(3) (1990), 200-211.

2. Ali M.F., Morgan E.D., Detrain C. and Attygale A.

“Identification of a component of the trail pheromone of the ant Pheidole pallidula.”

Physiological Entomology,13 (1988), 257-265

1. Detrain C., Daloze D., Pasteels J.

“(Z,E)-alpha-farnesene, main constituent of the hypertrophied Dufour gland of the majors of Pheidole pallidula (Formicidae).”

Experientia, 43 (1987), 345-346.