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Toshiharu Mita Last modified date:2020.06.12

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

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Academic Degree
Ph.D (Agriculture)
Field of Specialization
Outline Activities
My major research interest is on taxonomy and genetic diversity of parasitic wasps in agro-ecosystem. Primarily Dryinidae.
Research Interests
  • Diversity of Chrysidoidea
    keyword : Insect taxonomy, natural enemy
Academic Activities
1. Toshiharu Mita, Paolo Rosa, Redescription of Chrysidea pumiloides Zimmermann, 1956, and description of three new species of Chrysidea from Madagascar (Hymenoptera
Chrysididae), European Journal of Taxonomy, 10.5852/ejt.2019.564, 2019, 564, 1-20, 2019.10, Chrysidea pumiloides Zimmermann, 1956 and its Malagasy allies are taxonomically revised. As a result, C. pumiloides and C. phoebe Zimmermann, 1956 are redescribed; two new species, C. vazimba sp. nov. and C. merina sp. nov., are described from museum collections, and another new species, C. rioae sp. nov., is described based on a male recently collected in Southern Madagascar, at Berenty Reserve. The habitus of the holotypes and the male genitalia are illustrated and the key to Malagasy Chrysidea Bischoff, 1913 is updated..
2. Mita, T. & Olmi, M., Taxonomic additions of Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) from Japan, with description of a new species of Trogloembolemus, Zootaxa,, 4497, 589-592, 2018.10.
3. Toshiharu Mita, Massimo Olmi, Dryinidae and Embolemidae (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea) from Anijima, Ogasawara Islands, Japan, Zootaxa,, 4323, 239-249, 2017.09.
4. Massimo Olmi, Toshiharu Mita, Adalgisa Guglielmino, Revision of the Embolemidae of Japan (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea), with description of a new genus and two new species, ZOOTAXA, 3793, 4, 423-440, 2014.05.
1. Toshiharu Mita, The impact of host dispersal on the genetic diversity of parasitoid wasps, The 5th International Entomophagous Insects Conference, 2017.10, [URL].
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Association for Plant Protection of Kyushu
  • The Ecological Society of Japan
  • International Society of Hymenopterists
  • Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology
  • Japanese Society of Systematic Entomology
  • The Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology
  • The Entomological Society of Japan