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TACHI Takuji Last modified date:2023.11.22

Associate Professor / Biosystematics Laboratory / Department of Environmental Changes / Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies

1. Shima Hiroshi, Tachi Takuji, A new species of Austrophasiopsis Townsend (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Nepal, with systematic notes on the genus., Zootaxa,, 5190, 4, 555-564, 2022.09.
2. Shima Hiroshi, Tachi Takuji, Systematic study of the genus Senometopia Macquart (Diptera: Tachinidae) from the eastern Palaearctic and Oriental regions, Oriental Insects, 10.1080/00305316.2022.2076263, 2022.06.
3. Shima H., Zhang W., Tachi, T., A systematic study of Old World Phyllomya Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Tachinidae). , Zootaxa , 5099, 4, 401-199, 2022.01.
4. Komagata Shin, Tachi Takuji, Revision of the Genus Cylindromyia Meigen (Diptera, Tachinidae) of Japan., Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology, 27, 159-177, 2022.01.
5. Tachi, T., Huang, Y.-Z., Komagata, S., Araya, K., Dawood, M.M., Pham, T.H., Yang, D., Zeegers, T., Tschorsnig, H.-P., Shima, H., Systematic study of the genus Compsilura Bouché in Southeast and East Asia with morphological and molecular data (Diptera, Tachinidae)., Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology,, 24, 285-296, 2021.04.
6. Huang, Y-Z., Tachi, T., A new species of Admontia Brauer & Bergenstamm from Taiwan (Diptera: Tachinidae: Exoristinae: Blondeliini), Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology,, 24, 151-157, 2021.04.
7. Tachi, T., Hyodo, F., Kurahashi, H., Itioka, T. , A preliminary list of blow, flesh and rhiniid flies (Insecta: Diptera) in Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak, East Malaysia., Bulletin of the Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Global Society, Kyushu University, 27, 1, 1-13, 2020.09.
8. Kato, D., Nakamura, T., Tachi, T. , Taxonomic study of the genus Epiphragma of Japan (Diptera: Limoniidae). , Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae., 60, 449-461, 2020.08.
9. Tachi, T., Komagata, S., Sobagaki, T., Mukai, H., Two species of Phasia Latreille, 1804 (Diptera: Tachinidae) parasitizing Adomerus Mulsant & Rey, 1866 (Hemiptera: Cydnidae)., Makunagi/Acta Dipterologica., 31, 1-3, 2020.07.
10. Kato, D., Tachi, T. , The first records of the tribe Lechriini (Diptera: Limoniidae) in Japan, with descriptions of three new species., Euroasian Entomological Journal , doi: 10.15298/euroasentj.19.5.09, 19, 5, 273-280, 2020.06.
11. Hiroshi Shima, Wagner de Souza Tavares, Marthin Tarigan, A new species of Cossidophaga Baranov from Indonesia (Diptera: Tachinidae), a parasitoid of the carpenter moth, Polyphagozerra coffeae (Nietner) (Lepidoptera: Cossidae), Oriental Insects,, 2020.02, The carpenter moth Polyphagozerra coffeae (Nietner) (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) is an important pest of commercial plantations of Eucalyptus pellita F. Muell. and the hybrid E. pellita x Eucalyptus grandis W. Hill. ex Maiden (Myrtaceae) in Riau, Indonesia. This study describes a new species of tachinid fly, Cossidophaga coffeae sp. nov., record its host, P. coffeae, and redescribe the type species of C. atkinsoni (Aubertin)..
12. TAKUJI TACHI & YU-ZEN HUANG, A new species of Medinodexia Townsend (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Japan, with a discussion on phylogenetic implications of the female postabdomen in Blondeliini, Zootaxa, 2019.07, Medinodexia japonica sp. nov. is described from Japan and an adult leaf beetle, Aulacophora nigripennis Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), is recorded as its host. A piercing-type ovipositor is one of the characteristics of the genus Medinodexia Townsend, but it is also found in other blondeliine genera. To evaluate the structural differences of the piercing-type ovipositor, the female postabdominal characters were examined within Blondeliini and their phylogenetic implications are briefly discussed. Females of Medinodexia are similar to those of Medina Robineau-Desvoidy for the presence of invaginations on tergite 6 and sternite 6 of the abdomen. Medinodexia exigua Shima and M. orientalis Shima are not treated here, because they are considered to belong to an undescribed genus due to differences in the male and female postabdominal characters distinguishing them from the remaining species of Medinodexia..
13. HIROSHI SHIMA & TAKUJI TACHI2, The genus Blepharella Macquart (Diptera: Tachinidae) in Japan, with notes on the Oriental species B. lateralis Macquart, Zootaxa, 2019.06, The genus Blepharella Macquart belongs to the tribe Goniini of the Tachinidae (Diptera). Three new species of this genus are described from Japan (B. bomolocha sp. nov., B. grisescens sp. nov., and B. yaeyamana sp. nov.) and B. nigra Mesnil is redescribed. Blepharella tenuparafacialis Chao & Shi is synonymized with the type species B. lateralis Macquart, syn. n., and the male and female terminalia of B. lateralis are described and illustrated. The microtype eggs of B. bomolocha, B. nigra and B. lateralis are illustrated for the first time..
14. YU-ZEN HUANG & TAKUJI TACHI, Taxonomic review of the genus Compsiluroides Mesnil (Diptera: Tachinidae), with the description of a new species, Zootaxa,, 4608, 2, 345-356, 2019.05, Compsiluroides communis Mesnil, C. flavipalpis Mesnil and C. meifengensis sp. nov. are redescribed and described with illustrations. Compsiluroides proboscis Chao & Sun is treated as a junior synonym of C. communis. Variations of structures of the male postabdomen of C. communis are illustrated. The genus is newly recorded from Nepal and Taiwan. A key to the three known species of Compsiluroides is provided and their diagnostic characters are illustrated..
15. Daichi Kato, Takuji Tachi & Jon Gelhaus, Revision of the subgenus Dicranomyia (Erostrata) Savchenko, 1976 (Diptera, Limoniidae) of Japan, Zootaxa, 4441, 1, 181-194, 2018.06, The six Japanese species of the subgenus Dicranomyia (Erostrata) Savchenko, 1976 are revised. D. (E.) globithorax Osten
Sacken, 1869 and D. (E.) tabashii (Alexander, 1934) are newly recorded from Japan. We elevate the two subspecies of D.
globithorax to species rank based on distinct morphological differences. Three new species, D. (E.) reniformis sp. nov.,
D. (E.) submelas sp. nov., and D. (E.) yazuensis sp. nov. are described. The male genitalia of all Japanese species and
female ovipositors of four of the six species are illustrated, and the habitus of adults are photographed. A key to the Japanese
species of the subgenus is provided..
16. Komagata Shin, Tachi Takuji, Gymnosoma philippinense (Townsend) (Diptera, Tachinidae) newly recorded from Japan, parasitic on the southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (L.), with notes on Japanese species., Makunagi/Acta Dipterologica, 2018.05.
17. Blanckenhorn WU., Bauerfeind SS., Berger D, Davidowitz G., Fox CW., Guillaume F., Nakamura S., Nishimura K., Sasaki H., Stillwell RC., Tachi T. & Schäfer MA, Life history traits, but not body size, vary systematically along latitudinal gradients on three continents in the widespread yellow dung fly, Ecography, 2018.05.
18. Yoshizawa Satoshi, Tachi Takuji, Taxonomic review of the genus Pygophora Schiner of Japan (Diptera: Muscidae), Zootaxa,, 4418, 5, 449-468, 2018.05.
19. TACHI Takuji, Description of the female of Ceromya glaucescens Tachi & Shima (Diptera: Tachinidae) and discovery of unusual sexual dimorphism in this species., Zootaxa,, 4237, 583-586, 2017.04.
20. KATO Daichi, TACHI Takuji, Revision of the Rhinophoridae (Diptera: Calyptratae) of Japan, Zootaxa, 4158, 81-92, 2016.09.
21. YOSHIZAWA Satoshi, TACHI Takuji, Taxonomic study of the genus Cephalispa Malloch of Japan (Diptera: Muscidae), Zootaxa, 4132, 540-550, 2016.06.
22. Hiroshi Shima, TACHI Takuji, New species of Hygiella Mesnil (Diptera: Tachinidae), parasitoids of leaf insects (Phasmatodea: Phylliidae), Journal of Natural History, 50, 1649-1668, 2016.05.
23. KATO Daichi, TACHI Takuji, Records of Limoniidae (Diptera, Nematocera) from Kodakara-jima Island in the Tokara Islands, Japan, Makunagi/Acta Dipterologica, 27, 11-16, 2016.03.
24. KATO Daichi, TACHI Takuji, Additional records of Acartophthalmidae from Japan, Makunagi/Acta Dipterologica, 27, 1-4, 2016.03.
25. YOSHIZAWA Satoshi, TACHI Takuji, BOUNTHOB PRAXAYSONBATH, SUZUKi Dai, A new species of the genus Pygophora Schiner from Laos (Diptera: Muscidae), Zootaxa, 3920, 4, 586-592, 2015.02, Two species of the genus Pygophora Schiner are recognized from Laos. This is the first time the genus is recorded to the
country. A new species, Pygophora laoensis sp. nov., is described and P. immaculipennis Frey is newly recorded. Male
and female terminalia of both species are illustrated..
26. TACHI Takuji, Homology of the metapleuron of Cyclorrhapha, with discussion of the paraphyly of Syrphoidea (Diptera: Aschiza), Insect Systematics & Evolution, 10.1163/1876312X-45012112, 45, 395-414, 2014.03, The morphology of the metathorax of brachyceran Diptera is examined, particularly the metapleuron in the superfamily Syrphoidea comprising two families Syrphidae and Pipunculidae. The homologies of the metepisternum (EPS) and metepimeron (EPM) are redefined based on the metapleural suture (PlS), which bears an internal apophysis. A new interpretation of the metathorax is provided for Syrphidae. Members of Schizophora and Pipunculidae have an articulation between EPM and the first abdominal tergite in common and the (metapleural-abdominal) articulation is indicated as a synapomorphy for them. In some species of Syrphidae the well-developed metapostnotum is articulated with the first abdominal tergite and the (metapostnotal-abdominal) articulation is diagnostic of a subgroup of the family. The articulations are evaluated and discussed with respect to abdominal flexion of Diptera..
27. TACHI Takuji, A new species of the genus Trichoformosomyia Townsend from Malaysia (Diptera: Tachinidae)., Zootaxa , 3702, 61-70, 2013.08, A new species of Trichoformosomyia, T. abbreviata sp. nov., is described from Sabah, Malaysia. Trichoformosomyia sauteri Baranov is redescribed and it is newly recorded from China, Vietnam and Japan. A key to the three known species of Trichoformosomyia is given and monophyly of the genus is briefly discussed based on adult morphology. .
28. Takuji TACHI, Systematic study of the genera Phryno Robineau-Desvoidy and Botria Rondani in the Palearctic Region, with discussions of their phylogenetic positions (Diptera, Tachinidae), Zootaxa, 10.11646/zootaxa.3609.4.1, 3609, 4, 361-391, 2013.01, Six species of Phryno Robineau-Desvoidy and three species of Botria Rondani are revised, including four new species:
P. brevicornis sp. nov., P. koreana sp. nov., P. nepalensis sp. nov. and P. tenuiforceps sp. nov. A key to the species of these
genera is provided. A phylogenetic analysis was performed using morphological characters to investigate the placement
of genera in the Zenillia group (sensu Tschorsnig 1985). The inferred trees indicate that Phryno is closely related to Botria,
but monophyly of Phryno is unclear. Based on the results of the analysis, the Zenillia group is redefined to include Allophorocera Hendel, Botria, Ceromasia Rondani, Calozenillia Townsend (new placement), Cyzenis Robineau-Desvoidy,
Erycilla Mesnil, Phryno, Rhacodinella Mesnil, Sericozenillia Mesnil (new placement) and Zenillia Robineau-Desvoidy..
29. T. Tachi, Molecular phylogeny and host use evolution of the genus Exorista Meigen (Diptera: Tachinidae), Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 2013.01, Members of the genus Exorista are parasitoids of a diverse array of insect hosts in the orders, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Mantodea and Orthoptera. Phylogenetic relationships among subgenera and species of Exorista were inferred using four nuclear (Tpi, white, 18S and 28S) and four mitochondrial DNA (16S, 12S, ND5 and CO1) genes in maximum parsimony (MP), maximum likelihood (ML) and Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) analyses. Separate trees based on different sets of genes (mt DNA, nuclear, ribosomal etc.) were compared and found to be nearly concordant. According to the molecular tree generated from the concatenated sequence data, the genus Exorista is paraphyletic. The phylogenetic analyses indicate the existence of two major clades of Exorista, including two genera Parasetigena and Phorocera. Morphological traits supporting clades indicated by molecular analyses within this genus are evaluated. Evolutionary patterns of the host use and host shifts are examined by optimizing host information using maximum likelihood on the molecular phylogeny. The ancestral host group of the tribe Exoristini (excluding Ctenophorinia and Phorinia) appears to be the order Lepidoptera, although hosts of some species are unknown. A major host shift to the Hymenoptera occurred in the clade of subgenus Adenia, and the ancestral state of subgenus Spixomyia is equivocal because there is little information available on the hosts in members of a subclade of this group (subclade A: E. hyalipennis group). .
30. Tachi, T., Three new species of Exorista Meigen (Diptera: Tachinidae), with a discussion of the evolutionary pattern of host use in the genus, Journal of Natural History, 45, 1165-1198, 2011.05, Five Exorista species from Malaysia and Indonesia are treated and diagnostic characters of the male postabdomen are illustrated. Three of them are described as new: Exorista globosa sp. nov., E. flaviventris sp. nov. and E. sabahensis sp. nov. Phylogenetic analysis is performed with morphological data used in the previous study of Tachi & Shima (2008) along with the five species treated here. Based on the generated tree, the five species treated here are assigned to Spixomyia Crosskey. Exorista ladelli (Baranov) is transferred to Spixomyia from the subgenus Podotachina Brauer and Bergenstamm. Evolutionary patterns of host use in the genus Exorista Meigen are discussed. Host information is optimized on the resultant tree under the most parsimonious reconstruction. The original host of the tribe Exoristini (except Ctenophorinia Mesnil and Phorinia Robineau-Desvoidy) was order Lepidoptera, and transitions to other orders (Hymenoptera, Mantodea and Orthoptera) occurred in subgenera Adenia Robineau-Desvoidy and Spixomyia, respectively..
31. Tachi T., Shima H., Molecular phylogeny of the subfamily Exoristinae (Diptera, Tachinidae), with discussions on the evolutionary history of female oviposition strategy, Systematic Entomology, 35, 148-163, 2010.04.
32. Hiroshi Shima, Ho-Yon Han, Takuji Tachi, Description of a new genus and six new species of Tachinidae (Diptera) from Asia and New Guinea, Zootaxa, 2516, 49-67, 2010.06.