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Yoshihisa Abe Last modified date:2018.05.17

Graduate School
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Academic Degree
Doctor of Agriculture
Field of Specialization
Biodiversity science
Research Interests
  • Biosystematics of Cynipoidea
    keyword : gall wasp, gall, taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology, parasitism, symbiosis, speciation
Academic Activities
1. Yoshihisa Abe, Parallelism in secondary loss of sex from a heterogonic life cycle on different host plants in the Andricus mukaigawae complex (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), with taxonomic notes, Journal of Natural History, 41: 473-480, 2007.03.
2. Tokumaru, S., Ando, H., Kurita, Y., Hayashida, Y., Ishiyama, M., Yoshihisa Abe, Seasonal prevalence and species composition of Liriomyza sativae Blanchard, L. trifolii (Burgess), and L. bryoniae (Kaltenbach) (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in Kyoto Prefecture, Applied Entomology and Zoology, 42, 317-327, 2007.05.
3. Yoshihisa Abe, G. Melika, G. N. Stone, The diversity and phylogeography of cynipid gallwasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) of the Oriental and eastern Palearctic regions, and their associated communities, Oriental Insects, 41: 169-212 , 2007.08.
4. Yoshihisa Abe, Susumu Tokumaru, Displacement in two invasive species of leafminer fly in different localities , Biological Invasions, 10: 951-953., 2008.09.
5. Yoshihisa Abe, The effect of the age of the serpentine leafminer Liriomyza trifolii (Diptera: Agromyzidae) on parasitism by the parasitoid wasp Gronotoma micromorpha (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae), European Journal of Entomology, 106: 595-598, 2009.12.
6. Melika, G., J. Pujade-Villar, Yoshihisa Abe, C.-T. Tang, J. Nicholls, Nakatada Wachi, Tatsuya Ide, M.-M. Yang, Z. Penzes, G. Csoka, G. N. Stone, Palaearctic oak gallwasps galling oaks (Quercus) in the section Cerris:
re-appraisal of generic limits, with descriptions of new genera and species
(Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini), Zootaxa, 2470, 1-79, 2010.05.
7. Nakatada Wachi, Yoshihisa Abe, Taxonomic status of the oak gall wasp Callirhytis hakonensis (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), with description of the sexual generation, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 103, 322-326, 2010.05, ハコネナラタマバチCallirhytis hakonensisの単性世代成虫とゴールを再記載し、両性世代成虫とゴールを記載した。本種の二つの世代の成虫の形態はAndricus属の特徴を有していたので、本種をAndricus属に移した。成虫とゴールの記載から判断してAndricus symbioticusとAndricus attractusを本種の異名とした。.
8. Tatsuya Ide, Nakatada Wachi, Yoshihisa Abe, Discovery of a new Plagiotrochus species (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) inducing galls on the evergreen oak in Japan, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 103, 838-843, 2010.11, アラカシにゴールを形成するマスダアラカシタマバチPlagiotrochus masudaiを日本から記載した。コナラ属の植物はコナラ亜属とアカガシ亜属に分けられ、前者にゴールを形成するタマバチは約1000種が知られていたが、後者にゴールを形成するタマバチは本種が世界で最初に記載された。.
9. Yoshihisa Abe, Tatsuya Ide, Nakatada Wachi, Discovery of a new gall-inducing species in the inquiline tribe Synergini (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae): inconsistent implications from biology and morphology, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 104, 115-120, 2011.03, タマバチ科のヤドカリタマバチ族は自分ではゴールを形成せず、他種のタマバチの形成したゴールに同居すると19世紀から言われていた。しかし、アラカシミヤドカリタマバチSynergus itoensisは、ヤドカリタマバチ族に属するにもかかわらず自分でゴールを形成することが飼育実験の結果、明らかになった。ヤドカリタマバチはゴール形成蜂から進化したと考えられているので、本種のゴール形成能力は先祖返りの可能性が示唆された。.
10. Nakatada Wachi, Tatsuya Ide, Yoshihisa Abe, A new inquiline species of Saphonecrus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Synergini) associated with cecidomyiid galls on oak trees in Japan, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 104, 369-373, 2011.05.
11. TETSUYA ADACHI-HAGIMORI, KAZUKI MIURA, Yoshihisa Abe, Gene flow between sexual and asexual strains of parasitic wasps: a possible case of sympatric speciation caused by a parthenogenesis-inducing bacterium, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24, 1254-1262, 2011.06, Sympatric speciation is strictly defined as the emergence of two species from a population in which mating has been random with respect to the place of birth of the mating partners. Mathematical models have shown that sympatric speciation is possible, but very few examples have been documented in nature. In this article, we demonstrate that arrhenotokous and thelytokous strains of a parasitic wasp, Neochrysocharis formosa, speciated sympatrically through infection by a symbiotic bacterium Rickettsia for the following reasons: First, Rickettsia infection was detected in all of the thelytokous strains collected throughout Japan. Second, the arrhenotokous and thelytokous strains have been collected sympatrically. Third, crossing experiments between the two strains did not result in fertilized offspring. In addition, the two strains were genetically isolated at the nuclear and mitochondrial genes. Fourth, the two strains showed a sister relationship in nuclear 28S rRNA gene. Finally, thelytokous females treated with antibiotics produced Rickettsia-free male offspring of the same reproductive form as arrhenotokous females indicating that the thelytokous strain could have speciated sympatrically from an individual of the arrhenotokous strain..
12. Nakatada Wachi, Tatsuya Ide, Yoshihisa Abe, Taxonomic status of two species of Andricus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) described by Shinji (1940, 1941) as gall inducers on Cyclobalanopsis, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 104, 620-626, 2011.07.
13. Yulin Gao, Zhongren Lei, Yoshihisa Abe, Stuart R. Reitz, Species displacements are common to two invasive species of leafminer fly in China, Japan, and the United States, Journal of Economic Entomology, 104, 1771-1773, 2011.12.
14. Yoshihisa Abe, Mantu BHUYAN, Jiten MECH, Pranab R. BHATTACHARYYA, Tatsuya Ide, MISAKO MISHIMA, Chika SUYAMA, Shinsuke SATO, Kazunori Matsuo, Nakatada WACHI, Discovery of an oak gall wasp (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) inducing galls on deciduous oak trees in India, Entomological Science, 15, 340-342, 2012.07.
15. Yoshihisa Abe, Kazuhiko Konishi, New distributional and host records for the parasitoid Gronotoma adachiae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae) in Asia, Entomological Science, 15, 346-348, 2012.07.
16. Tatsuya Ide, Nakatada Wachi, Yoshihisa Abe, Three new species and a new record of Cycloneuroterus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini) inducing galls on Cyclobalanopsis in Japan , Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 105, 539-549, 2012.07, The following three new species of Cycloneuroterus Melika et Tang (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini) from Japan are described: C. akagashiphilus from Quercus (Cyclobalanopsis) acuta and C. hisashii and C. arakashiphagus from Q. (C.) glauca. Quercus (C.) acuta is recorded as a host plant of Cynipini for the first time. Cycloneuroterus fortuitusus Tang et Melika, previously known from Taiwan, is newly recorded for Japan. A key to all eight recognized species of Cycloneuroterus is provided. The hitherto known five species of Cycloneuroterus were recorded in Taiwan only and four of them induce galls on the strictly Asian subgenus Cyclobalanopsis. Therefore, the discovery of the three new species of Cycloneuroterus in Japan confirms the close association between Cycloneuroterus and Cyclobalanopsis, and suggests the existence of the potentially diverse cynipid fauna on this subgenus in Asia. More extensive sampling is expected to reveal the species richness in the Cynipini in the region..
17. Nakatada Wachi, Yoshihisa Abe, Nobuyuki Inomata, ALFRED EDWARD SZMIDT, Hidenori Tachida, Speciation history of three closely related oak gall wasps, Andricus mukaigawae, A. kashiwaphilus, and A. pseudoflos (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences
, Molecular Ecology, 21, 4681-4694, 2012.10, The Andricus mukaigawae complex of oak gall wasps is composed of cyclically parthenogenetic species: A. mukaigawae and Andricus kashiwaphilus, and a parthenogenetic species, Andricus pseudoflos. The component species differ in life history, host plant, karyotype, and asexual gall shape, although little difference is found in the external morphology of asexual adults. To understand the speciation history of this species complex, DNA sequences of one mitochondrial region and nine nuclear gene regions were investigated. The genetic relationship among the species suggested that a loss of sex occurred after host shift. Unexpectedly, two or three distinct groups in the parthenogenetic species, A. pseudoflos, were revealed by both mitochondrial and nuclear DNA data. Gene flow in nuclear genes from the species not infected by Wolbachia (A. kashiwaphilus) to the species infected by it (A. mukaigawae) was suggested by a method based on coalescent simulations. On the other hand, gene flow in mitochondrial genes was suggested to be in the opposite direction. These findings indicate possible involvement of Wolbachia infection in the speciation process of the A. mukaigawae complex..
18. Tatsuya Ide, Nakatada Wachi, Yoshihisa Abe, Description of two new species of Dryocosmus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini) inducing galls on the strictly Asian subgenus Cyclobalanopsis of the genus Quercus, with a key to species of Dryocosmus in East Asia, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 106, 18-25, 2013.01, Two new species of Dryocosmus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini), D. sefuriensis Ide, Wachi et Abe, sp. nov. and D. sakureiensis Ide, Wachi et Abe, sp. nov., are described from Japan. A key to species of Dryocosmus in East Asia is given. Although the members of Dryocosmus have been known to induce galls on the subgenus Quercus of the genus Quercus and the genera Castanea, Castanopsis, Chrysolepis, and Lithocarpus of Fagaceae, this is the first record of this gall wasp genus from the strictly Asian subgenus Cyclobalanopsis of the genus Quercus. The discovery of two new species of Dryocosmus associated with Q. (C.) acuta suggests the exceptionally diverse host range of Dryocosmus and the species richness of Cynipini on this plant subgenus in Asia..
19. Nakatada WACHI, Tatsuya Ide, Yoshihisa Abe, Eastern Palearctic occurrence of Diastrophus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Aylacini) on Rubus bushes, with description of a new species, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 106, 288-293, 2013.05.
20. Yoshihisa Abe, Tatsuya Ide, Kazuhiko Konishi, Takatoshi Ueno, Discovery of Cynipidae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea) from the Indochina region, with description of three new species, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 107, 399-406, 2014.03.
21. Tomhisa Fujii, Kazunori Matsuo, Yoshihisa Abe, Junichi Yukawa, Makoto Tokuda, An endoparasitoid avoids hyperparasitism by manipulating immobile host herbivore to modify host plant morphology, PLOS ONE, 9, 7, e102508, 2014.07.
22. Yoshihisa Abe, Tatsuya Ide, Ken-ichi Odagiri, Cynipidae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea) on Cyclobalanopsis (Fagaceae) in mainland China, with the first record of sexual generation of Cynipini in winter, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 107, 911-916, 2014.09.
23. Tatsuya Ide, Yoshihisa Abe, A new species of Dryocosmus Giraud (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini) in Japan and Korea—first record of Eastern Palearctic Dryocosmus species showing alternation of generations on section Cerris oaks , Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 117, 467-480, 2015.10.
24. Tatsuya Ide, Yoshihisa Abe, First description of asexual generation and taxonomic revision of the gall wasp genus Latuspina (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini), Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 10.1093/aesa/saw051, 109, 812-830, 2016.07.
25. Yoshihisa Abe, Kazuki Miura, Hayato Ito, Masaya Yago, Sang-Kyun Koh, Kouhei Murata, Hideji Yamashita, Origins of recently re-established and newly discovered populations of the endangered butterfly Shijimiaeoides divinus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in Oita Prefecture, Japan, Entomological Science, doi: 10.1111/ens.12220, 19, 458-461, 2016.10.
26. Yoshihisa Abe, Invasion of Japan by exotic leafminers Liriomyza spp. (Diptera: Agromyzidae) and its consequences, Applied Entomology and Zoology, 10.1007/s13355-017-0486-z, 52, 175-182, 2017.05.
27. Tatsuya Ide, Junko Kusumi, Kazuki Miura, Yoshihisa Abe, Gall inducers arose from inquilines: Phylogenetic position of a gall-inducing species and its relatives in the inquiline tribe Synergini (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 10.1093/aesa/sax065, 111, 6-12, 2018.01.
Works, Software and Database
1. Yoshihisa Abe, Daisuke Taguchi, Egg-pupal and larval-pupal parasitism in the leafminer parasitoid Gronotoma micromorpha (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Eucoilinae), The 5th International Entomophagous Insects Conference, 2017.10.
2. Yoshihisa Abe, Tatsuya Ide, Recent topics in the life history and host relations of gall wasps (Cynipidae) in Asia, 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology, 2016.09.
3. Yoshihisa Abe, Different displacement directions in two species of exotic leafminers in different localities, International Congress of Biological Invasions, 2013.10, Species displacement has occurred between Liriomyza trifolii and L. sativae (Diptera: Agromyzidae). These two Liriomyza species from the New World invaded Asia in the last quarter of a century, and both are notorious pests of vegetables and ornamentals the world over. Except for the two Liriomyza species of leafminer fly, species displacement has not yet been observed to occur in different directions between the same two species under field conditions in different localities. L. sativae was displaced by L. trifolii on Hainan Island in China after 1999. A similar situation occurred in the western USA in the 1970s. In these two cases, the relatively lower insecticide susceptibility of L. trifolii was considered to be the underlying reason for the observed displacements. Unlike the situation in China and the USA, L. trifolii was displaced by L. sativae over most of the Japanese mainland after 1999. The higher fecundity of L. sativae and differential effects of the introduced parasitoid Dacnusa sibirica on the two Liriomyza species were considered to be causes for the observed species displacement. Other studies have generally considered the roles of natural enemies in species displacement to be secondary. Because exotic species are usually introduced without their natural enemies, the absence of parasitization or predation results in a marked increase in the realized fecundity of the exotic species. However, this study showed that D. sibirica may have played a primary role in displacement of exotic leafminer fly species over most of the Japanese mainland. Because L. trifolii and L. sativae cannot overwinter under field conditions there, both species only overwinter in greenhouses. Since D. sibirica is known to be more effective at 15 ℃, it is recommended that this parasitoid be released in greenhouses during the cooler months. Although D. sibirica is an effective biocontrol agent for L. trifolii, it cannot control L. sativae. When any Liriomyza leafminers are discovered in greenhouses in winter, the growers typically release D. sibirica just in case the leafminer is L. trifolii. Consequently, D. sibirica would have reduced the L. trifolii populations, but not L. sativae populations..
4. Tatsuya Ide, Nakatada Wachi, Yoshihisa Abe, Discovery of gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) inducing galls on the strictly Asian subgenus Cyclobalanopsis of the genus Quercus (Fagaceae), 国際昆虫学会議, 2012.08.
5. Nakatada Wachi, Yoshihisa Abe, Nobuyuki Inomata, Hidenori Tachida, Inferring speciation history of the Andricus mukaigawae comples (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) based on nuclear DNA and mitochondrial DNA data, 国際昆虫学会議, 2012.08.
6. Tomohisa Fujii, Kazunori Matsuo, Jyunichi Yukawa, Yoshihisa Abe, Makoto Tokuda, A koinobiont parasitoid manipulates its host cecidomyiid to modify gall morphology to avoid hyperparasitism, 国際昆虫学会議, 2012.08.
7. Yoshihisa Abe, Invasion of leafminers, Liriomyza spp. (Diptera: Agromyzidae), in the eastern Palearctic region, 国際昆虫学会議, 2012.08, Liriomyza sativae Blanchard, L. trifolii (Burgess) and L. huidobrensis (Blanchard) (Diptera: Agromyzidae) are indigenous to the New World, but they have established populations in the eastern Palearctic region in the last two decades. These three species are polyphagous herbivores that are important pests of numerous vegetable and ornamental crops. Two of the most important of them, L. sativae and L. trifolii, have been introduced into the same geographic areas and species displacement between these two species has been observed. On Hainan Island, China, L. trifolii replaced L. sativae as the predominant leafminer of vegetables, as in the western USA in the 1970s. However, in Japan, L. trifolii was displaced by L. sativae. On Hainan Island, where the management of Liriomyza depends mainly on chemical insecticides, the rapid displacement of L. sativae by L. trifolii can be attributed to the lower insecticide susceptibility of L. trifolii. In contrast, the displacement in the opposite direction in Japan is probably due to the higher fecundity of L. sativae and differential effects of the introduced natural enemy Dacnusa sibirica Telenga (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). In winter, L. sativae and L. trifolii are found only in greenhouses in Japan, and D. sibirica is a more effective parasitoid at low temperatures. When growers in Japan find the mines induced by Liriomyza on vegetables in greenhouses in winter, they usually use D. sibirica to control the leafminers. This parasitoid can control L. trifolii effectively, but cannot control L. sativae..
Other Educational Activities
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