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Alternative names
Kindai University
Faculty of Agriculture Department of Agricultural Science
Job title
Doctor of Agriculture(Kyoto University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
Agro-Environmental Sciences (MAFF)
Shikoku Agricultural Experiment Station,
Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Research Station


Applied Entomolosy, Graduate School, Division of Agriculture, Graduate School, Nagoya University
Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University

Committee Memberships

Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology  Member of executive committee
International Organization for Biological Control of Noxious Animals and Plants  President, Asian Pacific Regional Section

Awards & Honors

Award of Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology

Published Papers

Takeshi Shimoda, Takayuki Mitsunaga, Masayoshi Uefune, Masayoshi Uefune, Junichiro Abe, Junichiro Abe, Soichi Kugimiya, Koukichi Nagasaka, Koukichi Nagasaka, Kota Sano, Satoru Urano, Satoru Urano, Yoshito Suzuki, Eizi Yano, Eizi Yano, Junji Takabayashi
BioControl      Aug 2014
The limited availability of sugar sources (e.g., flowers) in greenhouses may affect biological pest control by parasitoid wasps. However, few studies have focused on feeding devices to provide parasitoids with sugar foods. We investigated the acce...
Hiroshi Watanabe, Noboru Katayama, Eizi Yano, Ryohei Sugiyama, Shoko Nishikawa, Takuya Endou, Kaori Watanabe, Junji Takabayashi, Rika Ozawa
Biological Control   78 55-60   Jan 2014
The predatory gall midge Aphidoletes aphidimyza, which is used for augmentative biological control of aphids in greenhouses, uses aphid honeydew as an energy source. Currently, Rhopalosiphum padi on barley plants and Melanaphis sacchari on sorghum...
Yuki Nakamura, Manabu Shibao, Manabu Shibao, Hiroshi Tanaka, Eizi Yano
Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology   58 313-318   Jan 2014
The attraction of melon thrips, Thrips palmi Karny (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), to reflective-type traps combined with blue sticky board and a blue light emitting diode (LED) array was investigated in July 2011 in an eggplant greenhouse. The peak wa...
H. Watanabe, M. Miyamaoto, E. Yano
Annals of the Entomological Society of America   106 447-453   Jul 2013
We examined changes of site selection by the mantid Tenodera aridifolia (Stoll) according to its developmental stage. We investigated the vegetation characteristics selected by mantids of different developmental stages at three field sites. The he...
Hiroshi Watanabe, Eizi Yano
Entomological Science   16 40-46   Jan 2013
Crypsis can be either defensive or aggressive in function, and the first evidence that crypsis reduces the probability of being detected by a predator was collected almost a century ago. Crypsis in mantids may reduce the probability that a mantid ...
Hiroshi Watanabe, Eizi Yano
Entomological Science   15 384-391   Oct 2012
When sexual cannibalism presents a sexual conflict, one expects to find male traits that reduce the risk of cannibalism. In sexually cannibalistic species, selection is thought to have favored the evolution of male approach behaviors that reduce t...
Junichiro Abe, Junichiro Abe, Takayuki Mitsunaga, Takayuki Mitsunaga, Hiroshi Kumakura, Hiroshi Kumakura, Eizi Yano
Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology   55 227-239   Dec 2011
Intrinsic rates of the natural increase of four cereal aphid species, Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner), Rhopalosiphum maidis (Fitch), Rhopalosiphum padi (L.), and Schizaphis graminum (Rondani) reared on sorghum or barley were compared in order to ev...
Lia Hemerik, Eizi Yano
Population Ecology   53 563-572   Oct 2011
Functional responses of predators are generally measured under laboratory conditions at rather high prey densities. This is also true for the predation capability of the anthocorid predatory bug Orius sauteri (Poppius). To quantify the daily impac...
H. Watanabe, E. Yano
Annals of the Entomological Society of America   103 293-299   Mar 2010
Three mantid species, Tenodera aridifolia (Stoll), Hierodura patellifera (Serville), and Statilia maculata Thunberg, of varying body size and habitats, exhibited defensive reactions when faced with a natural enemy, the Japanese skink, Takydromus t...
H. Watanabe, E. Yano
Annals of the Entomological Society of America   102 517-522   May 2009
We tested the hypothesis that the mantid Hierodula patellifera (Serville) sways its body to mimic trembling leaves in the wind as an antipredator strategy. In the field, walking and bodyswaying behavior were observed more frequently when the wind ...
Yoshimi Hirose, Yoshimi Hirose, Takayuki Mitsunaga, Eizi Yano, Eizi Yano, Chie Goto
Applied Entomology and Zoology   44 175-181   Mar 2009
Adult females of Eretmocerus eremicus and Encarsia formosa, aphelinid parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum, are known to feed on honeydew and hemolymph of both whitefly hosts. Because these easily accessible food sources con...
Kazuki Kakimoto, Kazuki Kakimoto, Hideaki Inoue, Hideaki Inoue, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Shigenori Ueda, Ken Ichiro Honda, Eizi Yano, Eizi Yano
Applied Entomology and Zoology   42 63-70   Jun 2007
The development, survivorship and reproduction of the whitefly Bemisia argentifolii Bellows et Perring (B. tabaci [Gennadius] B-biotype), raised on four commercial vegetables, were studied in the laboratory at 25°C. The development time of B. arge...
Shigeyuki Mukawa, Chie Goto, Takeshi Shimoda, Youichi Kobori, Mika Murata, Yoshito Suzuki, Eizi Yano, Eizi Yano, Hiroshi Oida, Fujio Kadono
Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology   50 7-12   Apr 2006
The life history of the big-eyed bug, Piocoris varius, was investigated in two locations in Ibaraki and Chiba, Japan in 2004 by observing seasonal changes in the stage composition of field populations. The nymphal instar of field-collected samples...
Eizi Yano, Eizi Yano, Nanqing Jiang, Nanqing Jiang, Lia Hemerik, Masatoshi Mochizuki, Takayuki Mitsunaga, Takayuki Mitsunaga, Takeshi Shimoda
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata   117 177-184   Dec 2005
Orius sauteri (Poppius) (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) is a polyphagous predator used as a biological control agent of palm thrips, Thrips palmi (Karny) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). We studied O. sauteri's searching efficiency, time allocation on a lea...
Natsuko Saito, Takeshi Shimoda, Chie Goto, Masashi Nomusa, Eizi Yano, Eizi Yano
Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology   49 231-236   Dec 2005
Effects of plants on the foraging behavior of polyphagous natural enemies Piocoris varius (Uhler) and Geocoris proteus Distant were examined in the laboratory. We first examined the prey consumption rates of the two predator species, using Ephesti...
Takeshi Shimoda, Rika Ozawa, Rika Ozawa, Kota Sano, Eizi Yano, Eizi Yano, Junji Takabayashi, Junji Takabayashi
Journal of Chemical Ecology   31 2019-2032   Sep 2005
We investigated volatile infochemicals possibly involved in location of the generalist predatory mite Neoseiulus californicus to plants infested with spider mites in a Y-tube olfactometer. The predators significantly preferred volatiles from lima ...
Takayuki Mitsunaga, Takeshi Shimoda, Eizi Yano
Applied Entomology and Zoology   39 691-697   Nov 2004
The influence of food supply on the survival and oviposition ability of Cotesia plutellae, the larval parasitoid of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, was examined in the laboratory. The longevity of the parasitoid decreased drastically un...
Takayuki Mitsunaga, Takayuki Mitsunaga, Eizi Yano, Eizi Yano
Applied Entomology and Zoology   39 315-320   May 2004
The effect of multiple parasitism of an endoparasitic wasp, Dacnusa sibirica, on several life history traits of two ectoparasitic wasps, Diglyphus isaea and Hemiptarsenus varicornis was examined. Two types of Liriomyza trifolii larvae were used as...
Eizi Yano
Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology   7 5-11   Feb 2004
Biological control is expected to become the basic pest control system in Japan for promoting safe crop production in greenhouses. Twelve arthropod natural enemy species and three fungus species have become available for commercial use in greenhou...
E. Yano, E. Yano, K. Watanabe, K. Yara
Journal of Applied Entomology   126 389-394   Sep 2002
Mass rearing techniques are essential elements in developing a reliable and economic biological control method for Orius sauteri, a promising indigenous Orius species for biological control of Thrips palmi in greenhouses. Orius sauteri was reared ...
Kazuya Nagai, Eizi Yano
Applied Entomology and Zoology   35 565-574   Nov 2000
Functional responses of different stages of Orius sauteri to densities of Thrips palmi were studied. Most stages of O. sauteri exhibited Holling's Type-II response. The number of T. palmi consumed by O. sauteri nymphs increased with the stage of O...
Kaori Yara, Eizi Yano, Terunori Sasawaki, Masakazu Shiga
Applied Entomology and Zoology   35 201-206   May 2000
Torymus sinensis is an introduced parasitoid used to control chestnut gall wasp, Dryocosmus kuriphilus. After the release of T. sinensis, morphologically-intermediate individuals between T. sinensis and the native parasitoid, T. beneficus appeared...
Kohji Yamamura, Eizi Yano
Researches on Population Ecology   41 183-188   Dec 1999
The population density of herbivores depends on the spatial scale as well as the temporal scale. In a small-scale, short-term experiment, the number of individuals entering from the surrounding area will be most influential in determining the herb...
Kazuya Nagai, Eizi Yano
Applied Entomology and Zoology   34 223-229   May 1999
The development and reproduction of Orius sauteri reared on Thrips palmi larvae were studied at four constant temperatures, 15, 20, 25 and 30°C. Thermal constant (K) and developmental zero (T0) for eggs and nymphs of O. sauteri were calculated at ...
Eizi Yano
Researches on Population Ecology   31 89-104   Jun 1989
Simulation studies were performed to analyze factors affecting the population dynamics of the system with the greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum Westwood) and the parasitoid Encarsia formosa Gahan and to develop strategies for the intr...
Eizi Yano
Researches on Population Ecology   31 73-88   Jun 1989
A simple simulation model was developed to simulate the population dynamics of the system of the greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum Westwood) and the parasitoid Encarsia formosa Gahan. On the assumption that temperature is constant, th...
A simple model of host-parasitoid interaction with host-feeding
Researches on Population Ecology   Vol.30, No.2, 335-369 353-369   1988   [Refereed]


Takayuki Mitsunaga, Takeshi Shimoda, Shigeyuki Mukawa, Shigeyuki Mukawa, Youichi Kobori, Youichi Kobori, Chie Goto, Yoshito Suzuki, Eizi Yano, Eizi Yano
Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly   46 161-166   Apr 2012
An effective means of supplying food to Cotesia vestalis, the larval endoparasitoid of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, was examined in a laboratory and an experimental small greenhouse. Compared to the red and blue boards, yellow boards...
Eizi Yano
Pesticide Outlook   14 247-250   Dec 2003
Use of Encarsia formosa to control the greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum in Japan
FFTC Book Series   No.40, 82-93    1990

Books etc

Sampling protocols for pre-release and post-release evaluation of natural enemies in protected culture
Ball Publishing, Batavia, Illinois, USA In: Heinz, K, M., van Driesche, R, G., Parrella, M, P, (eds.) Biocontrol in Protected Culture   2004   
International Workshop on Biological Invasions of Ecosystem by Pests and Beneficial Organisms, 矢野 栄二, NIAES
National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences   1999   ISBN:4931508006
矢野 栄二, NIAES, International Workshop on Biological Invasions of Ecosystem by Pests and Beneficial Organisms
Printed by Yokendo   1999   ISBN:4842599081

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2009 - 2011    Investigator(s): Norihide HINOMOTO
To develop conservation biological control programs, microsatellite DNA markers were developed and population genetic structures were analyzed in two indigenous natural enemy species. The aphidophagous gall midge, Aphidoletes aphidimyza, showed no...
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: Research and development projects for application in promoting new policy of agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Project Year: 2008 - 2010    Investigator(s): YANO Eizi
Population interaction between pests and their natural enemies