Tomoji Endo

Tomoji Endo
Kobe College · Department of Human Sciences

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To clarify the life history of the Japanese spider wasp Dipogon sperconsus , bionomical studies using bamboo-cane trap nests were carried out in Japan. Based on weekly and consecutive daily surveys of trap nests and rearing of broods from collected nests, we evaluated the production of cells and eggs per day, prey spiders, and seasonal patterns of...
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Aetius bicuspidatus sp. nov. (Araneae: Corinnidae) is described here on the basis of male and female specimens collected from the Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak, Borneo. The posterior carapace is elongated with bicuspid edge in both male and female. This character condition is very unique among Aetius species.
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Accurate morphological ant mimicry by Myrmarachne jumping spiders confers strong protective benefits against predators. However, it has been hypothesized that the slender and constricted ant-like appearance imposes costs on the hunting ability because their jumping power to capture prey is obtained from hydraulic pressure in their bodies. This hypo...
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Agorius hyodoi sp. nov. (Araneae: Salticidae) is described here on the basis of male and female specimens collected from the Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak, Borneo. The conspecificity of the male and female was confirmed by DNA barcoding.
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The genus Myrmarachne MacLeay, 1839 (Araneae: Salticidae) is one of the most diversified salticid groups in Southeast Asia, with 23 species previously recorded from Borneo. Based on the collections accumulated from 2004 to 2014 in the Lambir Hills National Park, we herein describe six new species: M. amabilis sp. nov., M. hashimotoi sp. nov., M. la...
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The systematics of the subgenus Stigmatodipogon Ishikawa of the genus Dipogon Fox is revised. Six species are listed. Two new species, Dipogon (Stigmatodipogon) kurokawai Shimizu, sp. nov. (Honshu, Japan) and D. (S.) lao Loktionov & Lelej, sp. nov. (Laos) are described and illustrated and other four species from Japan, the Russian Far East and East...
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Ant‐mimicking spiders are a well‐known example of Batesian mimicry. Earlier studies have proposed that plant‐based diets (e.g. extrafloral nectar) are an important food source for ant‐mimicking spiders. However, it is still unclear whether the plant‐based diets are a main food source or supplementary energy source to the spiders. To examine the fee...
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This study aimed to elucidate the characteristics of the flower-visiting insects community in the coast of western Japan (Pacific side). In total, 144 individuals belonging to 27 species were collected from the flowers of three coastal plants, Lathyrus japonicus, Calystegia soldanella, and Vitex rotundifolia, as well as from Senecio madagascariensi...
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A new species of the genus Castoponera Deeleman-Reinhold, 2001, Castoponera christae sp. n., is described here. The species is closely related to C. lecythus Deeleman-Reinhold, 2001, but can be distinguished by the structures of the male palp and the female genitalia.
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To evaluate the pattern of co-occurrence between ant-mimicking jumping spiders and sympatric ants in a tropical rainforest, we sampled these arthropods and also non-mimicking jumping spiders by net-sweeping from the understory vegetation in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. We collected the spiders and ants from a total of 594 sample points, with ants occur...
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In tropical rain forests, high canopy trees have diverse and abundant populations of ants and spiders. However, accessing high trees and their fauna remains difficult; thus, how ants and spiders interact in the canopy remains unclear. To better understand the interspecific interactions between these two dominant arthropod groups, we investigated th...
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A trap-nesting study provided the first documentation of brood parasitism in Dipogon nagasei and in D. iwatai. Dipogon nagasei was found to brood parasitize D. sperconsus, D. conspersus, D. inconspersus, and D. bifasciatus. Dipogon iwatai brood parasitized D. sperconsus, D. conspersus, D. romankovae, and Auplopus carbonarius. Both brood parasitic s...
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Phoretic deutonymphs of Sennertia alfkeni and S. japonica, both associated with the Japanese large carpenter bee, Xylocopa appendiculata, were distinguished by Fain (197411. Fain , A. 1974 . The hypopi of the genus Sennertia Oudemans, 1905, described by Oudemans (Acarina, Sarcoptiformes). . Zool Meded. , 48 : 219 – 231 . View all references) by bod...
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Scoliid wasps are ectoparasitoids that attack soil-dwelling scarabaeid larvae, and little is known about their host-searching behavior. In this study we investigated the cues used in host location by Campsomeriella annulata (Fabricius) and examined whether or not these wasps can detect hosts in the soil from the surface. In a dual-choice test with...
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Aculeate wasps and bees were surveyed at eleven sandy beeches in northern part of Hyogo prefecture. Nesting aggregations of the sand wasp Bembix niponica were found on four beeches, Kehnohama and eastern edge of Takenohama, Toyooka City, and Mitahama and Hamayasuki, Kami Town. These are first reliable records at the coastal area of Japan Sea in Hyo...
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The spatial and temporal distributions of scoliid wasps in the coastal sand dunes at Hakoishi, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, were investigated using three different sampling methods in 2002 and 2003. Of eight scoliid species collected in the present study, five species, Scolia historionica, Campsomeriella annulata, Scolia decorata, Scolia oculata, and M...
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Prey selection by a spider wasp,Batozonellus lacerticida, was investigated at the riverside of the Toyohira River in Misumai, Sapporo, Hokkaido over 7 years from 1981 to 1987. Seventeen species of araneid spiders were found in the study area and six of them were hunted by the wasps. Most (97.3%) of the 223 prey records obtained were of three specie...
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In new town area tube-renting wasp and bee decreased their number of individuals and species richness, as compared with rural areas. The wasps and bees had not been trapped at the center zone of urban area and they were trapped only in the fragmented forest of the area. Eumenid wasps, which are large wasps preying on leaf-feeding caterpillars, decr...
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Insects flying into the web of an orb-weaving spiderAraneus pinguis (Karsch) and their avoidance of (pre-hitting process) and escapes from (post-hitting process) the web were examined by direct observation under natural and semi-natural conditions. In the pre-hitting process, mobile insects such as Brachycera, Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera showed a l...
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The pattern of prey utilization of the orb-weaving spiderAraneus pinguis was studies by comparing between arthropods restrained in the empty webs (spiders were removed) and those unattacked in the intact webs (spiders were not removed). The number of arthropods was larger in the empty webs than in the intact webs. In the empty webs, web area, mesh...

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