Haruki Tatsuta

Haruki Tatsuta
Kyushu University | Kyudai · Department of Biology

Ph.D. (Agriculture: Entomology, Biometrics)

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This paper provides descriptions of two new theridiosomatid species, Theridiosoma nigrivirgatum sp. nov. and Sennin tanikawai gen. nov., sp. nov. from the Ryukyu Islands, southwest Japan, with photographs and illustrations of both sexes. Sennin gen. nov. is a troglophilic genus composed of two species, S. tanikawai sp. nov. (Iriomote Island, Japan)...
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A new pill millipede species, Hyleoglomeris magy sp. nov., is described from Okinawa and adja- cent islands, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. The new species is mainly characterized by its large body (maximum length: 12.1mm) and general light yellowish-brown coloration marked with pairs of blackish spots. The gen- eral appearance of the new species resem...
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Differentiation in sexual traits among populations is one of the major predictions of theories of sexual selection and sexual conflict. A balance between maximizing reproductive benefits and minimizing survival costs could explain variation in sexual traits within and between populations. The false blister beetle Oedemera sexualis (Coleoptera: Oede...
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Sexual conflict can result in coercive mating. Because males bear low costs of heterospecific mating, coercive males may engage in misdirected mating attempts toward heterospecific females. In contrast, sexual selection through consensual mate choice can cause mate recognition cues among species to diverge, leading to more accurate species recognit...
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Batesian mimicry is a striking example of Darwinian evolution, in which a mimetic species resembles toxic or unpalatable model species, thereby receiving protection from predators. In some species exhibiting Batesian mimicry, nonmimetic individuals coexist as polymorphism in the same population despite the benefits of mimicry. In a previous study,...
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Managing pests with insecticides is probably the most conventional available control method. However, insecticide overuse often results in resistance and subsequent pest resurgence, and often adversely affects the ecosystem. The physical management of insect pests by utilizing substrate-borne vibrations, sounds, or both is increasingly attracting a...
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Batesian mimicry, in which harmless organisms resemble unpalatable or harmful species, is a well‐studied adaptation for predation avoidance. The females of some Batesian mimic species comprise mimetic and nonmimetic individuals. Mimetic females of such polymorphic species clearly have a selective advantage due to decreased predation pressure, but t...
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A program to eradicate the West Indian sweet potato weevil Euscepes postfasciatus (Fairmaire, 1849) by using the sterile insect technique is currently in progress in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The survival and oviposition performance of E. postfasciatus females are known to be increased when the number of males is reduced in experimental population...
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The cytogenetic characteristics of the grasshopper Podisma sapporensis (two races 2n = 23♂ X0/XX and 2n = 22♂ neo-XY/neo-XX) were analysed through fluorescence in situ hybridization with rDNA and telomeric DNA probes, C-banding, fluorochrome and silver staining. For the first time, samples from the neighbourhood of a hybrid population (i.e., Mikuni...
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Batesian mimicry is a well‐studied adaptation for predation avoidance, in which a mimetic species resembles an unpalatable model species. Batesian mimicry can be under positive selection because of the protection gained against predators, due to resemblance to unpalatable model species. However, in some mimetic species, nonmimetic individuals are p...
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Sexual traits are subject to evolutionary forces that maximize reproductive benefits and minimize survival costs, both of which can depend on environmental conditions. Latitude explains substantial variation in environmental conditions. However, little is known about the relationship between sexual trait variation and latitude, although body size o...
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The eradication of invasive exotic species is desirable but often infeasible. Here, we show that male guppies are a potential biological agent for eradicating invasive mosquitofish through the mechanism of reproductive interference, which is defined as any sexual behavior erratically directed at a different species that damages female and/or male f...
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Insects use various semiochemicals for sexual communication and mate recognition; these can therefore be used to govern the behaviours of harmful pest species, and several candidate chemicals have been explored for this purpose. For the West Indian sweet potato weevil, Euscepes postfasciatus, which is one of the most serious pests of sweet potato,...
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Interspecific variation in life history traits of Elasmostethus (Hemiptera: Acanthosomatidae)—ERRATUM - Volume 151 Issue 1 - Shin-ichi Kudo, Aki Yamamoto, Tadao Ichita, Haruki Tatsuta
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Many groups of insects utilize substrate-borne vibrations for communication. They display various behaviors in response to vibrations in sexual and social communication and in predator–prey interactions. Although the number of reports on communication and behaviors using vibrations has continued to increase across various insect orders, there are s...
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Life history traits, such as clutch size, egg size (weight), developmental periods of eggs, and female body (abdomen) size, were investigated in Japanese species of the genus Elasmostethus Fieber (Hemiptera: Acanthosomatidae): E. amabilis Yamamoto, E. brevis Lindberg, E. humeralis Jakovlev, E. interstinctus (Linnaeus), E. kerzhneri Yamamoto, and E....
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Life history traits, such as clutch size, egg size (weight), developmental periods of eggs, and female body (abdomen) size, were investigated in Japanese species of the genus Elasmostethus Fieber (Hemiptera: Acanthosomatidae): E. amabilis Yamamoto, E. brevis Lindberg, E. humeralis Jakovlev, E. interstinctus (Linnaeus), E. kerzhneri Yamamoto, and E....
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Wing polymorphism of butterflies provides a good system in which to study adaptation. The Asian Batesian mimic butterfly Papilio polytes has unmelanized, putative mimetic red spots on its black hind wings. The size of those red spots is non-heritable but it is highly polymorphic, the adaptive significance of which is unknown. We hypothesized that u...
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Sandy beach ecosystems are decreasing worldwide and organisms living there are becoming threatened. The burrowing wolf spider Lycosa ishikariana is one such example. To establish effective conservation strategies under habitat fragmentation, we examined population genetic structure of L. ishikariana from mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene and...
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In the present paper, karyotypes of 7 Japanese Podismini species, Anapodisma beybienkoi, Fruhstorferiola okinawaensis, Parapodisma caelestis, P. mikado, P. setouchiensis, P. tenryuensis, and Sinopodisma punctata (2n♂ = 21, all acrocentric), are described and compared on the basis of conventional (C-banding, DAPI/CMA3-staining, Ag-NOR) and molecular...
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The recent expansion of a variety of morphometric tools has brought about a revolution in the comparison of morphology in the context of the size and shape in various fields including entomology. First, an overview of the theoretical issues of geometric morphometrics is presented with a caution about the usage of traditional morphometric measuremen...
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Batesian mimicry, a phenomenon in which harmless organisms resemble harmful or unpalatable species, has been extensively studied in evolutionary biology. Model species may differ from population to population of a single mimetic species, so different predation pressures might have driven micro-evolution towards better mimicry among regions. However...
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Euscepes postfasciatus (Fairmaire) is an invasive pest of the sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) and is also parasitic to other wild host plants of the Ipomoea genus. The population density of E. postfasciatus is sometimes greater in Ipomoea pes-caprae L. than in Ipomoea indica (Burm. f.). We investigated the desirability of I. pes-caprae as a host pla...
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Members of the tribe Podismini (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Melanoplinae) are distributed mainly in Eurasia and the western and eastern regions of North America. The primary aim of this study is to explore the phylogenetic relationship of Japanese Podismini grasshoppers by comparing partial sequences of cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) mitochondrial...
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Platypleura albivannata is an endemic cicada found on Ishigaki Island, southern Japan. It is distributed allopatrically with the closely related species Platypleura yayeyamana. Although firm reasons are unknown, the distribution of P. albivannata began to show a marked reduction in the 1990s. The male calling songs and morphology of these species a...
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The brachypterous grasshopper Podisma sapporensis (Orthoptera: Acrididae) is distributed throughout the Sakhalin, Kunashir and Hokkaido Islands. Karyotypes of this species consist of two major chromosomal races with different sex chromosome systems, XO/XX and XY/XX. Molecular phylogeographic analysis of the chromosome races and subraces confirms th...
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Raptorial characteristics may evolve in predators because of their importance in obtaining food. The giant water bug, Kirkaldyia deyrolli, possesses a claw on the terminal segment of the raptorial foreleg that is crucial for capturing prey. Claw curvature has been previously shown to change during growth in this species, but the adaptive significan...
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The sex pheromone of Herpetogramma submarginale (Swinhoe) was studied by gas chromatography (GC) with electroantennographic detection and GC coupled with mass spectrometry. Two pheromone candidates detected in the gland extracts of females were identified as (Z)-13-hexadecenyl acetate (Z13-16:OAc) and (E)-13-hexadecenyl acetate (E13-16:OAc) in a ra...
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While 11 species in the family Saturniidae are found in Japan, no sex pheromones of the native species had been investigated previously. We collected larvae of Rhodinia fugax in Nagano and Tottori Prefecture, and of Loepa sakaei in Okinawa Prefecture, and extracted sex pheromones of these two species from virgin female moths. In gas chromatography-...
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We investigated the interspecific variation of silver nanoparticle (SNP) sensitivity in common cladocerans (Daphnia magna, D. galeata, and Bosmina longirostris) and the exact cause of both acute and chronic toxicity focusing on the form of silver (NPs and ions). Materials tested were non-surface-coated silver nanocolloids (SNCs) and AgNO3. The resu...
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Male genitalia are considered one of the fastest evolving morphological characters of internal fertilization and often show a great diversity even in the same species. The evolution of harmful structures such as spines or hooks on the male genitalia is a controversial issue, the functional process of which is not fully understood. In order to clari...
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Although many ecological risk assessments of hazardous chemicals have been conducted with test organisms, such procedures may be insufficient for establishing reliable hazard assessments in wild organisms. The genetic variation within a species is rarely considered in such assessments. Here, the relationship between variability in susceptibility to...
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We present a novel framework for estimating site-specific effects of pollutants on natural populations. Our method is based on fitness optimization and uses observed differences in tolerance (sensitivity) to a particular pollutant between populations at contaminated and uncontaminated sites (i.e., target and reference populations). In addition, the...
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Cyclosa spiders attach prey carcasses as decorations to their webs, but the functions of the carcasses are unclear and controversial. We investigated distinctive features of these webs in the field and conducted prey-capture experiments in the lab using the orb-web spider Cyclosa mulmeinensis. Webs with attached decoration had a significantly narro...
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Understanding why some hybrid zones are bimodal and others unimodal can aid in identifying barriers to gene exchange following secondary contact. The hybrid zone between the grasshoppers Chorthippus brunneus and C. jacobsi contains a mix of allopatric parental populations and inter-mingled bimodal and unimodal sympatric populations, and provides an...
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Latitude and longitude (decimal degrees) of sampling sites, cumulative straight-line distances (km) from the northernmost sample sites in seasonal collection 1, and sample sizes, means and variances of measured traits for each of the three temporally separated collections along each transect. (XLSX)
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A statistical genetics method is presented for estimating the genetic variance (heritability) of tolerance to pollutants on the basis of a standard acute toxicity test conducted on several isofemale lines of cladoceran species. To analyze the genetic variance of tolerance in the case when the response is measured as a few discrete states (quantal e...
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Invasive exotic ants often have a mutualistic relationship with other insects excreting honeydew, and this is considered to play a key role in their invasion success. We investigated the multispecies association patterns between ants and hemipteran insects in the Yanbaru forests, Okinawa, Japan, an Asian biodiversity hotspot. We especially focused...
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The spread of invasive species is a rapidly increasing problem worldwide. In Japan, many lucanid (stag) beetle species have been imported from Southeast Asia as pets or collected as a leisure pursuit or hobby. Occasionally, these specimens are released into the wild by these owners. This has led to the accidental hybridization between some of the b...
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We examined sexual dimorphism and its geographical pattern in 10 morphological characters, including the genitalia, in the brachypterous grasshopper Podisma sapporensis. Conspicuous sexual dimorphism was observed in all characters. In nine characters, variance in females was significantly greater than in males. Sexual differences among populations...
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Recent developments in geometric morphometrics enable us to precisely examine morphological variations in the shape and size of organisms, including insect species. We review modern well-established morphometric approaches frequently used in entomology. Three non-mutually exclusive technical morphometrics methods are briefly explained: 1) multivari...
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Courtship ultrasound of Ostrinia furnacalis. The ultrasound was slowed down 10 times. The oscillogram of the ultrasound is shown in Fig. 2C. (0.05 MB WAV)
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Courtship ultrasound of Z-type Ostrinia scapulalis (Morioka). The ultrasound was slowed down 10 times. The oscillogram of the ultrasound is shown in Fig. 2B. (0.05 MB WAV)
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Courtship ultrasound of Z-type Ostrinia nubilalis (Darmstadt). The ultrasound was slowed down 10 times by down-sampling of the recorded sound to make it audible to the human ear. The oscillogram of the ultrasound is shown in Fig. 2A. (0.05 MB WAV)
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Moths use ultrasounds as well as pheromones for sexual communication. In closely related moth species, variations in ultrasounds and pheromones are likely to profoundly affect mate recognition, reproductive isolation, and speciation. The European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, and its Asian congeners, Ostrinia furnacalis and Ostrinia scapulalis, e...
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This study aims to infer the proportion of queens and workers of the hornet Vespa analis parasitized by the strepsipterous parasite Xenos moutoni in overwintered females from morphological data collected for three years. It is known that both worker and queen hornets parasitized by strepsipterous insects overwinter. The parasitized queens cannot re...
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Drosophila simulans strains originating from Madagascar and nearby islands in the Indian Ocean often differ from those elsewhere in the number of sex comb teeth and the degree of morphological anomaly in hybrids with D. melanogaster. Here, we report a strong segregation distortion in the F1 intercross between two D. simulans strains originating fro...
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We isolated eight polymorphic microsatellite loci from the zooplankton Moina macrocopa (Straus), which is sensitive to pollutants such as insecticides and heavy metals. The isolated loci were polymorphic, with three to seven alleles among 23 individuals. Expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.167 to 0.787. These loci can be used to examine cryptic...
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The genetic structure of populations is not necessarily reflected in the geographical proximity of individuals, because environmental gradients such as those of vegetation or climate can function as cryptic barriers to gene flow. We examined polymorphisms at nine microsatellite loci to determine and discuss whether a distinctive genetic structure w...