Original Papers

Hirano T, Kimura S, Sakamoto T, Okamoto A, Nakayama T, Suzuki Y, Ohshima I, Sato MH* (in press) Reprograming of the developmental program of Rhus javanica during initial stage of gall induction by Schlechtendalia chinensis. Frontiers in Plant Science.


Nakabayashi Y*, Mochioka Y, Tokuda M, Ohshima I (in press) Mutualistic ants and parasitoid communities associated with a facultative myrmecophilous lycaenid, Arhopala japonica, and the effects of ant attendance on the avoidance of parasitism. Entomological Science.

Takeda S*, Yoza M, Amano T, Ohshima I, Hirano T, Sato MH, Sakamoto T, Kimura S (2019) Comparative transcriptome analysis of galls from four different host plants suggests the molecular mechanism of gall development. PLOS ONE 14(10): e0223686. 

Aoyama H*, Ohshima I (2019) Observation of Aneurobracon philippinensis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) immatures shows how koinobiont offspring flexibly adjust their development to host growth. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 112: 490-496.

Kirichenko N*, Triberti P, Akulov E, Ponomarenko M, Gorokhova S, Sheiko V, Ohshima I & Lopez-Vaamonde C (2019) Exploring species diversity and host plant associations of leaf-mining micromoths (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in the Russian Far East using DNA barcoding. Zootaxa 4652 (1): 1-55.


Guiguet A*, Ohshima I, Takeda S, Laurans F, Lopez-Vaamonde C, Giron D (2019) Origin of gall-inducing from leaf-mining in a micromoth showing a mixed feeding strategy. Scientific Reports 9: 6794.

Liao C, Ohshima I, Huang G-H* (2019) A new leaf-mining moth, Caloptilia aesculi, sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae) feeding on Aesculus chinensis Bunge (Hippocastanaceae) from China. Zootaxa 4586 (3): 586–600.


De Prince J*, Arévalo-Maldonado AH, Davis DR, Landry B, Vargas HA, Davis MM, Brito R, Fochezato J, Ohshima I, Moreira GRP (2019) An illustrated catalogue of the Neotropical Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) with new data on primary types. Zootaxa 4575 (1): 1-110.


Aoyama H*, Ohshima I (2019) Changing leaf geometry provides a refuge for a leaf miner from a parasitoid. Zoological Science 36: 31-38.


Guiguet A*, Hamatani A, Amano T, Takeda S, Lopez-Vaamonde C, Giron D, Ohshima I (2018) Inside the horn of plenty: leaf-mining micromoth manipulates its host plant to obtain unending food provisioning. PLoS One 13(12): e0209485.


Hirayama K*, Sasaki M, Ohshima I (2018) First host record for Argyresthia assimilis Moriuti, 1977 (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae), with a description of its annual life history. Lepidoptera Science 69: 99-106.


Ohshima I*, Yagi S, Adamski D (2018) Discovery of Blastobasis spiniella (Lepidoptera: Blastobasidae) in Japan. Lepidoptera Science 69: 93-98.


Kobayashi S, Johns CA, Lopez-Vaamonde C, Doorenweerd C, Kawakita A, Ohshima Issei, Lees DC, Hanabergh S, Kawahara AY* (2018) Hawaiian Philodoria (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Ornixolinae) leaf mining moths on Myrsine (Primulaceae): two new species and biological data. ZooKeys 773: 109-141.


Ohshima I*, Sakamaki Y, Inoue H, Arai T, Adamski D (2018) DNA barcoding and adult morphology reveal an unrecorded species on Citrus and other new host associations of Blastobasidae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea) in Japan, with taxonomic notes on the genus Lateantenna. Lepidoptera Science 69: 1-9.


Kirichenko N*, Triberti P, Kobayashi S, Hirowatari T, Doorenweerd C, Ohshima Issei, Huang G-H, Wang M, Magnoux E, Lopez-Vaamonde C (2018) Systematics of Phyllocnistis leaf-mining moths (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) feeding on dogwood (Cornus spp.) in Northeast Asia, with the description of three new species. ZooKeys 736: 79–118.


Kirichenko N*, Triberti P, Ohshima Issei, Haran J, Byun B-K, Li H, Augustin S, Roques A, Lopez-Vaamonde C (2017) From east to west across the palearctic: phylogeography of the invasive lime leaf miner Phyllonorycter issikii (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) and discovery of a putative new cryptic species in East Asia. PLoS One 12(2): e0171104.


Kawahara A*, Plotkin D, Ohshima Issei, Lopez-Vaamonde C, Houlihan P, Breinholt J, Kawakita A, Xiao L, Regier J, Davis D, Kumata T, Sohn J-C, De Prins J, Mitter C (2017) A molecular phylogeny and revised higher-level classification for the leaf-mining moth family Gracillariidae and its implications for larval host use evolution. Systematic Entomology 42: 60-81.

Hirooka Y, Hagizuka C, Ohshima I* (2016) The effect of combinations of food insects for continuous rearing of the wing polymorphic water strider Limnogonus fossarum fossarum. Journal of Insect Science 16: 80; 1-7.


Ohshima I*, Watanabe K, Kawamura T (2015) Distinct parasitoid communities associated with host races of the leaf-mining moth Acrocercops transecta on distantly related host plants (Juglandaceae and Ericaceae). Journal of Natural History 49: 815-828.


Matsubayashi KW* & Ohshima I (2015) Genome size increase in the phytophagous ladybird beetle Henosepilachna vigintioctomaculata species complex (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Entomological Science 18: 134-137.


Lees DC, Kawahara AY, Rougerie R, Ohshima Issei, Kawakita A, Bouteleux O, De Prins J, Lopez-Vaamonde C* (2014) DNA barcoding reveals a largely unknown fauna of Gracillariidae leaf mining moths in the Neotropics. Molecular Ecology Resources 14: 286-296.


Ohshima I* (2012) Genetic mechanisms preventing the fusion of ecotypes even in the face of gene flow. Scientific Reports 2: 506.


Kawahara AY*, Ohshima Issei, Kawakita A, Regier JC, Mitter C, Cummings MP, Davis DR, Wagner DL, De Prins J & Lopez-Vaamonde C (2011) Increased gene sampling provides stronger support for higher-level groups within gracillariid leaf mining moths and relatives (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 182.


Ohshima I & Yoshizawa Ki* (2011) The utility of indels in population genetics: the Tpi intron for host race genealogy of Acrocercops transecta (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59: 469-476.


Ohshima I, Tanikawa-Dodo Y, Saigusa T, Nishiyama T, Kitani M, Hasebe M* & Mohri H (2010) Phylogeny, biogeography, and host plant association in the subfamily Apaturinae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) inferred from eight nuclear and seven mitochondrial genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57: 1026-1036.


Ohshima I* & Yoshizawa K (2010) Differential introgression causes genealogical discordance in host races of Acrocercops transecta (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Molecular Ecology 19: 2106-2119.

Ohshima I* (2010) Host-associated pre-mating reproductive isolation between host races of Acrocercops transecta: mating site preferences and effect of host presence on mating. Ecological Entomology 35: 253-257.

Ohshima I* (2008) Host race formation in the leaf-mining moth Acrocercops transecta (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93: 135-145.


Ohshima I* & Yoshizawa K (2006) Multiple host shifts between distantly related plants, Juglandaceae and Ericaceae, in the leaf-mining moth Acrocercops leucophaea complex (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38: 231-240.


Ohshima I* (2005) Techniques for continuous rearing and assessing host preference of a leaf-mining moth, Acrocercops transecta (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Entomological Science 8: 227-228.


Ohshima I* (2003) Holcocera sakura (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Coleophoridae: Blastobasinae), a new species from Japan, associated with Prunus. Entomological Science 6: 209-213.


Giron D, Guiguet A, Lopez-Vaamonde C, Ohshima I (2018) Are leaf-miners and gall-inducers part of a continuum of plant manipulators? Accademia Nazionale Italiana di Entomologia 2017: 191-195.


Matsubayashi K§, Ohshima I§ & Nosil P* (2010) Ecological speciation in phytophagous insects. Entomologia Expelimentalis et Applicata 134: 1-27. § both authors contributed equally.




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