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Toshiya Hirowatari Last modified date:2022.06.13

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

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Academic Degree
A generic classification of the tribe Polyommatini of the Oriental and Australian regions (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae)
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Insect systematics
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Mainly working on the taxonomy and phylogenetic systematics of insects, especially on the moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera). My current interest is to clarify the diversity and biology (e.g. feeding habits) of primitive moths (Microlepidoptera), including leafminers and various groups feeding on bryophyta, lichen, fungi or dead plant material such as bird nests.
Research Interests
  • Phylogenetic systematics of insects mainly on Lepidoptera
    keyword : Insects, Lepidoptera, Microlepidoptera, phylogenetic systematics, feeding habit, environmental assessment
Academic Activities
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Membership in Academic Society
  • The Entomological Society of Japan
  • The Lepidopterological Society of Japan
  • The Japanese Society of Environmental Entomology and Zoology
  • Japanese Society of systematic Entomology
  • The Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology
  • Japan Heterocerist's Society
  • The Butterfly Society of Japan
  • The association for plant protection of Kyushu
  • The Japan Butterfly Conservation Society
  • Assessments of forest condition using lepidopterous insects.
Professional and Outreach Activities
Act as an expert committee member of the Science Council of Lithuania (July 2010-).