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Kamitani Satoshi Last modified date:2024.02.08

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)
Yes Doctor
Field of Specialization
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Although leafhoppers and planthoppers include many serious pests of agriculture, they have not been studied well yet.
There have been remained to be many undescribed species and unrecorded species from Japan.
The purpose of my study is to clarify the biodiversity of leafhoppers and planthoppers with phylogenetic analysis and ecological studies.
Research Interests
  • Smart Trap for insect pest using deep learning.
    keyword : machine learning, deep learning, YOLO, insect pest, identification, IPM, monitoring
  • Mass rearing of edible insects using sustainable resources
    keyword : Entomophagy, edible insects, sustainable, beetles, crickets
  • 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. Kamitani, S., Hayashi, M., New genus of the tribe Deltocephalini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from Japan, with description of a new species, Esakia,, 55, 88-92, 2022.12.
2. Tanaka, H. & Kamitani, S., Redescriptions of six Japanese species of the genus Pulvinaria (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) with four new synonymies, Zootaxa,, 5071, 1, 51-75, 2021.11.
3. Tanaka, H. & Kamitani, S., Two new species of Coccomorpha (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha) collected from Japanese silver grass, Miscanthus sinensis (Poaceae) in Okinawa Island, Japan, Zootaxa,, 4941, 4, 569-579, 2021.02.
4. Tanaka, H. & Kamitani, S., Review of the Pulvinaria (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) species of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, Zootaxa,, 4868, 3, 408-422, 2020.10.
5. Souma, J. & Kamitani, S., Taxonomic review of the lace bug genus Omoplax (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae) endemic to “Oriental Galapagos” (the Ogasawara Islands, Japan) with the description of its new allied genus and species, Entomological Science,, 24, 1, 3-11, 2020.10.
6. Du, Z., Wu, Y., Chen, Z., Cao, L., Ishikawa, T., Kamitani, S., Sota, T., Song, F., Tian, L., Cai, W., & Li, H., Global phylogeography and invasion history of the spotted lanternfly revealed by mitochondrial phylogenomics, Evolutionary Applications, DOI: 10.1111/eva.13170, 14, 4, 915-930, 2020.11, Biological invasion has been a serious global threat due to increasing international trade and population movements. Tracking the source and route of invasive species and evaluating the genetic differences in their native regions have great significance for the effective monitoring and management, and further resolving the invasive mechanism. The spotted lanternfly Lycorma delicatula is native to China and invaded South Korea, Japan, and the United States during the last decade, causing severe damages to the fruits and timber industries. However, its global phylogeographic pattern and invasion history are not clearly understood. We applied high‐throughput sequencing to obtain 392 whole mitochondrial genome sequences from four countries to ascertain the origin, dispersal, and invasion history of the spotted lanternfly. Phylogenomic analyses revealed that the spotted lanternfly originated from southwestern China, diverged into six phylogeographic lineages, and experienced northward expansion across the Yangtze River in the late Pleistocene. South Korea populations were derived from multiple invasions from eastern China and Japan with two different genetic sources of northwestern (Loess Plateau) and eastern (East Plain) lineages in China, whereas the each of Japan and the United States had only one. The United States populations originated through single invasive event from South Korea, which served as a bridgehead of invasion. The environmental conditions, especially the distribution of host Ailanthus trees, and adaptability possibly account for the rapid spread of the spotted lanternfly in the native and introduced regions..
7. 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,
8. 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..
9. 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..
10. 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.
11. Kamitani, S., DNA Barcodes of Japanese Leafhoppers, Esakia, 50, 81-88, 2011.02.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. Kamitani, S., Taxonomic Study on Two Taiwanese Species of the Genus Xestocephalus (Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae), Esakia, (48). 41-46, 2008.10.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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