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SAKAMOTO Hironori, Ph. D.

Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies,
National Institute for Environmental Studie

Onogawa 16-2, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan

Specialties/ Key words

Conservation ecology, Fire ant Solenopsis invicta, Yellow-legged hornet, Social insect, Symbiotic microorganisms, Fieldwork

Publication list

  • Original papers (peer reviewed)

*Article information is externally linked to each journal's website.

Sakamoto H., Goka K. (2021) Acute toxicity of typical ant control agents to the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Applied Entomology and Zoology, 56, 217–224

Ikegami M., Tsujii K., Ishizuka A., Nakagawa N., Kishi S., Sakamoto Y., Sakamoto H., Goka K. (2020) Environments, spatial structures, and species competitions: determining the impact of yellow-legged hornets, Vespa velutina, on native wasps and bees on Tsushima Island, Japan. Biological Invasions, 22, 3131–3143

Hashimoto Y., Sakamoto H., Asai H., Yasoshima M., Lin H.M., Goka K. (2020) The effect of fumigation with microencapsulated allyl isothiocyanate in a gas-barrier bag against Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Applied Entomology and Zoology, 55, 345–350

Sakamoto H., Tanaka S., Hata T. (2019) Identification of vibrational signals emitted by embryos of the migratory locust Locusta migratoria (Orthoptera: Acrididae) that induce synchronous hatching. European Journal of Entomology, 116, 258-268

Sakamoto H., Suzuki R., Nishizawa N., Matsuda T., Gotoh T. (2019) Effects of Wolbachia/Cardinium infection on the mitochondrial phylogeny of Oligonychus castaneae (Acari; Tetranychidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 112(2), 883-893

Sato Y., Tsuda Y., Sakamoto H., Egas M., Gotoh T., Saito Y., Zhang Y.X., Lin J.Z., Chao J.T., Mochizuki A. (2019) Phylogeography of lethal male fighting in a social spider mite. Ecology and Evolution, 9(4), 1590-16020

Tanaka S., Sakamoto H., Hata T., Sugahara R. (2018) Hatching synchrony is controlled by a two-step mechanism in the migratory locust Locusta migratoria (Acrididae: Orthoptera): Roles of vibrational stimuli. J. Insect Physiol., 107, 125-135

Sakamoto H., Gotoh T. (2017) Non-destructive direct PCR greatly facilitates molecular identification of spider mites (Acari: Tetrachidae). Appl. Entomol. Zool., 52(4), 661-665

Sato K., Sakamoto H., Hirata M., Kidokoro-Kobayashi M., Ozaki M., Higashi S., Murakami T. (2017) Relationship among establishment durations, kin relatedness, aggressiveness and distance between populations of eight invasive Argentine ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) supercolonies in Japan. J. Econ. Entomol., 110(4), 1676-1684

Sakamoto H., Matsuda T., Suzuki R., Saito Y., Lin J -Z., Zhang Y -X., Sato Y., Gotoh T. (2017) Molecular identification of seven species of the genus Stigmaeopsis (Acari: Tetranychidae) and preliminary attempts to establish their phylogenetic relationship. Syst. Appl. Acarol., 22(1), 91-101

Ueda S., Komatsu T., Itino T., Arai R., Sakamoto H. (2016) Host-ant specificity of endangered large blue butterflies (Phengaris spp., Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in Japan. Sci. Rep., 6, 36364

Kanzaki N., Sakamoto H., Maehara N. (2016) Diplogasteroides nix n. sp. (Nematoda: Diplogastridae), a cryptic species related to D. andrassyi, isolated from Monochamus urussovii (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Hokkaido, Japan, with remarks on body surface structures. Nematology, 18(7), 753-773

Iwasa M., Sakamoto H., Asahi K. (2014) Discovery of a bird-parasitic fly, Carnus orientalis (Diptera: Carnidae), in Japan, with bionomic remarks and a key to Carnus species. J. Med. Entomol., 51(2), 484-488

Ueda S., Ando T., Sakamoto H., Yamamoto T., Matsuzuki T., Itino T. (2013) Ecological and morphological differentiation between two cryptic DNA clades in the red ant Myrmica kotokui Forel 1911 (Myrmicinae). New Entomologist, 62(1,2), 1-10

Suzuki K., Sakamoto H., Shinozaki Y., Tabata J., Watanabe T., Mochizuki A., Kitamoto H. K. (2013) Affinity purification and characterization of a biodegradable plastic-degrading enzyme from a yeast isolated from the larval midgut of a stag beetle, Aegus laevicollis. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 97(17), 7679-7688

Kidokoro-Kobayashi M., Iwakura M., Fujiwara-Tsujii N., Fujiwara S., Sakura M., Sakamoto H., Higashi S., Hefetz A., Ozaki M. (2012) Chemical discrimination and aggressiveness via cuticular hydrocarbons in a supercolony-forming ant, Formica yessensis. PLOS ONE, 7(10), e46840

Sunamura E., Suzuki S., Nishisue K., Sakamoto H., Otsuka M., Utsumi Y., Mochizuki F., Fukumoto T., Ishikawa Y., Terayama M., Tatsuki S. (2011) Combined use of synthetic trail pheromone and insecticidal bait provides effective control of an invasive ant. Pest Manag. Sci., 67(10), 1230-1236

Sunamura E., Hoshizaki S., Sakamoto H., Fujii T., Nishisue K., Suzuki S., Terayama M., Ishikawa Y., Tatsuki S. (2011) Workers select mates for queens: a possible mechanism of gene flow restriction between supercolonies of the invasive Argentine ant. Naturwissenschaften, 98(5), 361-368

Tabata J., Hattori Y., Sakamoto H., Yukuhiro F., Fujii T., Kugimiya S., Mochizuki A., Ishikawa Y., Kageyama D. (2011) Male killing and incomplete inheritance of a novel Spiroplasma in the moth Ostrinia zaguliaevi. Microb. Ecol., 61(2), 254-263

Sugimoto N.T., Fujii T., Kayukawa T., Sakamoto H., Ishikawa Y. (2010) Expression of a doublesex homologue is altered in sexual mosaics of Ostrinia scapulalis mothes infected with Wolbachia. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol., 40, 847-854

Nishisue K., Sunamura E., Tanaka Y., Sakamoto H., Suzuki S., Fukumoto T., Terayama M., Tatsuki S. (2010) Long-term field trial to control the invasive Argentine ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with synthetic trail pheromone. J. Econ. Entomol., 103(5), 1784-1789

Sunamura E., Espadaler X., Sakamoto H., Suzuki S., Terayama M., Tatsuki S. (2009) Intercontinental union of Argentine ants: behavioral relationships among introduced populations in Europe, North America, and Asia. Insectes Soc., 56(2), 143-147

Tanaka Y., Nishisue K., Sunamura E., Suzuki S., Sakamoto H., Fukumoto T., Terayama M., Tatsuki S. (2009) Trail-following disruption in the invasive Argentine ant with a synthetic trail pheromone component (Z)-9-hexadecenal. Sociobiology, 54(1), 139-152

Sakamoto H., Kageyama D., Hoshizaki S., Ishikawa Y. (2008) Heat treatment of Wolbachia-infected Ostrinia scapulalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) gives rise to sexually mosaic offspring. Journal of Insect Science, 8(1), Journal 67

Sakamoto H., Kageyama D., Hoshizaki S., Ishikawa Y. (2007) Sex-specific death in the Asian corn borer moth (Ostrinia furnacalis) infected with Wolbachia occurs across larval development. Genome, 50(7), 645-652

Sakamoto H., Ishikawa Y., Sasaki T., Kikuyama S., Tatsuki S., Hoshizaki S. (2005) Transinfection reveals the crucial importance of Wolbachia genotypes in determining the type of reproductive alteration in the host. Genet. Res., 85(3), 205-210

Last updated Apr. 14, 2021