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Satoshi Kamitani Last modified date:2020.06.10

Associate Professor / Agricultural Bioresource Sciences
Department of Bioresource Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture

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Introduction of Entonological laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University .
Academic Degree
Ph. D
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Research Interests
  • Simulation about the distributional expansion of insect pest and their natural enemies
    keyword : Simulation, Agricultural pest, distribution
  • Phylogenetic systematics, ecology, and biodiversity of hemipteran insects
    keyword : Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Systematic taxonomy, Ecology, biovidersity
Academic Activities
1. Effect of global warming on insects, change of the first observed day.
2. Effect of global warming on insects, speculation of expansion and reduction of potential distributional area.
1. NAOMICHI OHARA, MASAMI HAYASHI & SATOSHI KAMITANI, New genus of dikraneurine leafhopper (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae) from Japan, with description of two new species, Zootaxa,, 4629, 2, 271-279, 2019.07, A new genus, Stictotettix gen. nov. and two new species of Dikraneurini, S. cleyerae sp. nov. and S. morishimai sp. nov.,
are described and illustrated, based on the specimens from Japan. This new genus is unique in the male genital features
of the aedeagal atrium. The two new species live on pentaphylacacean trees, Cleyera japonica and Eurya japonica,
2. Satoshi Kamitani, New distribution record of halophilic Psammotettix leafhopper (Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae) from Japan, Esakia, 54, 103-104, 2014.03, A halophilic leafhopper, Psammotettix koreanus (Matsumura 1915), was newly recorded from Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, Japan..
3. Satoshi Kamitani, Masami Hayashi, Taxonomic study of the genus Scaphoideus Uhler (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae) from Japan, Zootaxa, 3750, 5, 515-533, 2013.12, The Japanese species of the genus Scaphoideus are revised. Eight species are recognized from Japan, including four new species: S. ryukyuensis sp. nov. from the Ryukyus, S. pristiophorus sp. nov. from Honshu and Kyushu, S. aurantius sp. nov. from the Ryukyus and S. brevistylus sp. nov. from Honshu, Kyushu and the Ryukyus..
4. Kamitani, S., R. Ubaidillah, S. Kahono & S. Herwint, A new genus and a new species of Indonesian leafhopper (Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae), Esakia, 50, 1-3, 2012.03.
5. Kamitani, S., DNA Barcodes of Japanese Leafhoppers, Esakia, 50, 81-88, 2011.02.
6. Kamitani, S., R. Ubaidilah, S. Kahono & I.A. Ghani, Two new species and new record of the genus Hishimonus (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae) in the Krakatau Isls. and Java, Indonesia, Esakia, 50, 75-80, 2011.02.
7. Yukawa, J., K. Kiritani, T. Kawasawa, Y. Higashiura, N. Sawamura, K. Nakada, N. Gyotoku, A. Tanaka, S. Kamitani, K. Matsuo, S. Yamauchi & Y. Takematsu, Northward range expansion by Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)in Shikoku and Chugoku Districts, Japan, possibly due to global warming, Appl. Entomol. Zool., 42(2): 205-215, 2009.10.
8. Mita, T., N. Ohara, S. Kamitani & H. Nishimoto, New host record of Aphelopus sharkeyi Olmi and Anteon abdulnouri Olmi from Japan (Hymenoptera, Dryinidae), Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology, 15(2): 309-311, 2009.12.
9. Kamitani, S., R. Ubaidilah, S. Kahono & I.A. Ghani, Taxonomic Study on four Southeast Asian species of the Genus Xestocephalus (Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae), Esakia, (48). 41-46, 2009.12.
10. Kamitani S. & S. Okudera, Four new species of the genus Pagaronia (AUchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae, Evacanthinae) from the Kii Peninsula and its adjacent areas, central Honshu, Japan, Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology, 15(2): 347-354, 2009.12.
11. Higuchi, T., S. Kamitani & S. Okudera, Four new species of the harpagonis-group in the genus Pagaronia, Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology, 14(2): 253-259, 2009.01.
12. Kamitani, S., Taxonomic Study on Two Taiwanese Species of the Genus Xestocephalus (Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae), Esakia, (48). 41-46, 2008.10.
13. Kamitani, S., M. Hayashi & H. Yamada, Taxonomic Study on Japanese Species of the Genus Phlogotettix Ribaut (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae), Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology, 13(2): 367-375, 2007.12.
14. Kamitani, S. and K. Tanaka, Prediction on change of distribution range of insects by global warming and invasive species, Entomol. Res., 37(Suppl. 1): A128-129., 2007.08.
15. Yukawa, J., K. Kiritani, N. Gyoutoku, N. Uechi, D. Yamaguchi and S. Kamitani, Distribution range shift of two allied species, Nezara viridula and N. antennata (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), in Japan, possibly due to global warming, Appl. Entomol. Zool., 42(2): 205-215, 2007.06.
16. Kamitani, S., S. Kahono, R. Ubaidillah, S. Herwint, & T. Partomihardjo, A New Species of the Genus Cofana (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae) Associated with a Climbing Vine of Bamboo in Java, Indonesia, Esakia, (43): 135-141, 2004.04.
1. Kurahashi T, Kumashiro S, Kamitani S, 大原直通, Relationship between parthenogenetic leafhopper, Arboridia okamotonis, and Wolbachia
Parthenogenesis of leafhopper, Arboridia okamotonis, caused by Wolbachia ?, International Congress of Entomology, 2016.09.
2. Taxonomic study of Japanese species of Dimorphopterus (Heteroptera: Lygaiedae).
3. Taxonomic study of Pagaronia collected from Kyushu (Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae).
Membership in Academic Society
  • Hemipterological Society of Japan
  • The Japanese Society of Systematic Entomology
  • The Entomological Society of Japan