OHBA Shin-ya

OHBA Shin-ya

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OHBA Shin-ya
Nagasaki University
Faculty of Education
Job title
Associate Professor
Ph.D.(Okayama University), Agricultural Science(Ehime University)
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Academic & Professional Experience


Published Papers

Ohba Shin-ya
ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE   22(1) 6-20   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
OHBA Shin-ya, SUZUKI Kodai, SAKAI Yoichiro, SHIBATA Jun-ya, OKUDA Noboru
Freshwater Biology   in press    Oct 2019   [Refereed]
Hayashi Masakazu, Ohba Shin-Ya
BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY   125(2) 315-320   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Ohba Shin-ya, Matsuo Sayaka, Huynh Thi T. Trang, Kudo Shin-ichi
ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION   30(5) 477-484   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
大浦ひなた, 大庭伸也
長崎県生物学会誌   (82) 11‐12   Jun 2018
大庭伸也, 大串俊太郎, 田中颯真, 山本賢, 本木和幸, 上田浩一
環動昆   29(1) 21‐26   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
本木和幸, 大庭伸也
長崎大学教育学部教育実践研究紀要   (17) 93‐100   Mar 2018
大庭伸也, 本木和幸
長崎大学教育学部紀要   4 19‐26   Feb 2018
Ribeiro Jose Ricardo I., Ohba Shin-Ya, Pluot-Sigwalt Dominique, Stefanello Fabiano, Bu Wenjun, Meyin-A-Ebong Solange E., Guilbert Eric
ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY   182(2) 319-359   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Ohba Shin-ya, Maeda Airi
ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY   42(4) 402-410   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
奥山永, 高橋稜一, 中浜直之, 大庭伸也, 清拓哉, 溝田浩二, 高橋純一
長崎県生物学会誌   (80) 20‐21   Jun 2017
大串俊太郎, 大庭伸也
長崎県生物学会誌   (80) 36‐38-38   Jun 2017
Ohba Shin-ya, Okuda Noboru, Kudo Shin-ichi
ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE   3(5)    May 2016   [Refereed]
Ohba Shin-ya, Huynh Trang T. T., Kawada Hitoshi, Lee Loan Luu, Huu Tran Ngoc, Hoang San Le, Takagi Masahiro
JAPANESE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES   69(3) 262-265   May 2016   [Refereed]
Ohba Shin-Ya, Tatsuta Haruki
BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY   117(3) 601-606   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
大庭 伸也, 市川 憲平
Rostria : Transactions of the Hemipterological Society of Japan   (59) 28-30   Feb 2016
ABÉ Hiroshi, OHBA Shin-ya
Journal of the Acarological Society of Japan   25(1) 1-35   2016   [Refereed]
Water mites are known to live in aquatic habitats and larval or post-larval stages are temporarily or habitually parasitic on the body surface of aquatic animals in their life cycle. Associations on the species level have been documented for 25 sp...
Japanese Journal of Environmental Entomology and Zoology   27(3) 89-91   2016   [Refereed]
Ohba Shin-ya, Ushio Masayuki
ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE   18(4) 519-522   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Abe Hiroshi, Ohtsuka Yuhki, Ohba Shin-ya
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ACAROLOGY   41(6) 494-506   Aug 2015   [Refereed]
Keiichiro Shikata & Shin-ya Ohba
伊那谷自然史論集   16 35-36   Mar 2015
Rhagadotarsus kraepelini (Hemiptera, Gerridae) was collected from the farm ponds in the southern area of Nagano Prefecture in 2014. This is the first record from Nagano Prefecture.
Ohba Shin-ya
Bulletin of Faculty of Education Nagasaki University   1 43-49   Mar 2015
Between April and October 2014,I found 2 Coenagrionids,1 Aeshnid and 7 Libellulids in and around an artificial pond in front of the Faculty of Education, Nagasaki University. Of these, Ceriagrion nipponisum, Anaciaeschna martini, Anax nigrofasciat...
Ohba Shin-ya, Nguyen Van Soai, Dinh Thi Van Anh, Nguyen Yen T., Takagi Masahiro
ACTA TROPICA   142 89-95   Feb 2015   [Refereed]
市川 憲平, 大庭 伸也
環動昆 = Japanese journal of environmental entomology and zoology : 日本環境動物昆虫学会誌   26(3) 89-93   2015   [Refereed]
大串 俊太郎, 大庭 伸也, 深川 元太郎
長崎県生物学会誌   (75) 9-13   Dec 2014
大庭 伸也
長崎県生物学会誌   (74) 27-29   Jun 2014
日隈 徳子, 大庭 伸也
長崎県生物学会誌   (74) 7-11   Jun 2014
Inoda Toshio, Ohba Shin-ya, Rullan June K.
AQUATIC INSECTS   35(1-2) 39-45   2014   [Refereed]
Ohba Shin-ya, Ohashi Kazunori, Pujiyati Endang, Higa Yukiko, Kawada Hitoshi, Mito Nobuaki, Takagi Masahiro
PLOS ONE   8(7)    Jul 2013   [Refereed]
Nakazawa Takefumi, Ohba Shin-ya, Ushio Masayuki
BIOLOGY LETTERS   9(3)    Jun 2013   [Refereed]
Shin Ya Ohba, Jun Ichi Takahashi, Noboru Okuda
Insect Conservation and Diversity   6(2) 155-161   2013   [Refereed]
1.We propose a non-lethal sampling method involving stable isotope analysis for estimating the trophic position of the endangered giant water bug Kirkaldyia (=Lethocerus) deyrolli (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae) in the wild. 2.Kirkaldyia deyrolli in...
Shin Ya Ohba, Shin Ya Ohba, T. T.Trang Huynh, Loan Luu Le, Huu Tran Ngoc, San Le Hoang, Masahiro Takagi
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association   27(4) 384-392   2013   [Refereed]
Culex tritaeniorhynchus, Cx. gelidus, and Cx. quinquefasciatus, known vectors of Japanese encephalitis (JE), are distributed in rice agroecosystems in Asian countries. Very few integrated studies on the breeding habitats of rice-field mosquitoes, ...
Shin Ya Ohba, Shin Ya Ohba, Masakazu Ohtsuka, Toshihiko Sunahara, Yuri Sonoda, Emiko Kawashima, Masahiro Takagi
Ecological Entomology   37(5) 410-418   Oct 2012   [Refereed]
1. Natural selection favours females who can correctly assess the predation risk and hence avoid high-risk oviposition sites and reduce the mortality rate of their offspring. In spite of the potential significance of such behaviour, relatively few...
OHBA Shin-ya
Japanese journal of entomology. New series   15(2) 92-93   Apr 2012   [Refereed]
The giant water bug, subfamily Lethocerinae, which has the largest body size among Belostomatidae, is known to be a vertebrate specialist that preys mainly upon fish and amphibians. Here, I report that a giant water bug, Kirkaldyia (=Lethocerus) d...
Shin Ya Ohba, Yoshinori Inatani
Psyche      Mar 2012   [Refereed]
The numbers of Cybister tripunctatus orientalis Gschwendtner diving beetles are declining in most regions of Japan, and it is included in the Red Data List of species in 34 of 47 prefectures of Japan. However, basic ecological information about C....
Shin ya Ohba, Shin ya Ohba, Shin ya Ohba, Yohei Izumi, Hisaaki Tsumuki
Journal of Insect Conservation   16(6) 829-838   Feb 2012   [Refereed]
Rice fields provide major habitats for lentic aquatic insects including the giant water bug Kirkaldyia (=Lethocerus) deyrolli (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae) in Japan. Previous researchers have emphasized that conserving populations of the frogs, Hy...
S. Y. Ohba, S. Y. Ohba, T. Matsuo, M. Takagi
Medical and Veterinary Entomology   27(1) 96-103   2012   [Refereed]
Fallow field biotopes that develop from abandoned rice fields are man-made wetlands that provide new habitats for various aquatic animals. Although consideration of such biotopes generally focuses on their positive aspects, this study evaluated th...
Shin ya Ohba
Entomological Science   14(3) 364-365   Jul 2011   [Refereed]
The giant water bug, subfamily Lethocerinae, which has the largest body size among Belostomatidae, is known to be a vertebrate specialist that preys upon fish, amphibians and snakes. However, there have been no reports concerning predation on a tu...
Shin ya Ohba, Shin ya Ohba, T. T.Trang Huynh, Hitoshi Kawada, Loan Luu Le, Huu Tran Ngoc, San Le Hoang, Yukiko Higa, Masahiro Takagi
Journal of Vector Ecology   36(1) 170-174   Jun 2011   [Refereed]
Residents of Vietnam living in areas with water shortages and/or poor tap water maintain water storage containers, such as jars, in and around their domiciles in order to store water used in daily life. Although these water jars are known to be im...
Shin Ya Ohba
Insects   2(4) 435-446   2011   [Refereed][Invited]
Amphibian predator-insect prey relationships are common in terrestrial habitats, but amphibian larvae are preyed upon by a variety of aquatic hemipterans in aquatic habitats. This paper suggests that the survival of the nymphs of the endangered aq...
後藤 直人, 伊藤 明, 大庭 伸也
Japanese journal of environmental entomology and zoology   22(3) 129-138   2011   [Refereed]
Ohba S
Japanese Journal of Environmental Entomology and Zoology   22(2) 93-98   2011   [Refereed]
大庭 伸也, 松尾 公則, 高木 正洋
Transactions of the Nagasaki Biological Society   67(67) 1-5   Dec 2010
Shin Ya Ohba, Hitoshi Kawada, Gabriel O. Dida, Duncan Juma, Gorge Sonye, Noboru Minakawa, Masahiro Takagi
Journal of Medical Entomology   47(5) 783-787   Sep 2010   [Refereed]
Polymerase chain reaction analysis was performed to determine whether mosquito predators in wetland habitats feed on Anopheles gambiae sensu lato (s.l.) larvae. Aquatic mosquito predators were collected from six wetlands near Lake Victoria in Mbit...
Ohba Shin-ya, Goodwyn P. J. Perez
JOURNAL OF INSECT SCIENCE   10    May 2010   [Refereed]
Shin Ya Ohba, Katsuhiko Kato, Katsuhiko Kato, Takahisa Miyatake, Takahisa Miyatake
Entomological Science   13(1) 35-41   Mar 2010   [Refereed]
Males of the giant water bug Appasus (= Diplonychus) japonicus Vuillefroy (Belostomatidae: Heteroptera) carry egg masses on their back, but little is known about the relationship between seasonal abundance and breeding ecology of the species. In t...
Shin Ya Ohba, Masahiro Takagi
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association   26(1) 32-36   Mar 2010   [Refereed]
The predatory ability of adult Japanese diving beetles on 4th instars of the Japanese encephalitis vector mosquito, Culex tritaeniorhynchus, was assessed under laboratory conditions. To determine the differences in the predatory ability among 14 b...
Hitoshi Kawada, Yoshihide Maekawa, Mayumi Abe, Kazunori Ohashi, Shin Ya Ohba, Masahiro Takagi
Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases   63 19-24   Feb 2010   [Refereed]
We investigated the spatial distribution and pyrethroid susceptibility of the mosquito larvae belonging to Aedes albopictus and Culex pipiens group in catch basins located in parks in Nagasaki city, Nagasaki, Japan. Among the 308 parks located in ...
Shin ya Ohba
Applied Entomology and Zoology   44(3) 447-453   Dec 2009   [Refereed]
A number of descriptive reports suggest that Cybister larvae feed on tadpoles, fish, and aquatic insects; however, no quantitative study on their feeding habits has been reported. In order to elucidate the feeding ecology of C. brevis larvae, fiel...
Shin ya Ohba, Shin ya Ohba, Charles C. Swart
Ecological Research   24(6) 1207-1211   Oct 2009   [Refereed]
Previous work on community structure of the invertebrate fauna of Japanese wetlands indicates the presence of intraguild predation between the heteropterans Laccotrephes japonensis (Nepidae) and Kirkaldyia deyrolli (Belostomatidae). We designed a ...
Shin Ya Ohba, Shin Ya Ohba
Environmental Entomology   38(3) 856-860   Jun 2009   [Refereed]
A number of fragmentary reports suggest that the endangered diving beetle Cybister japonicus larvae feed on tadpoles, fish, and aquatic insects. However, no quantitative study on the feeding habits of C. japonicus larvae has been reported. In this...
大庭 伸也
Japanese Journal of Environmental Entomology and Zoology   20(1) 27-30   2009
Ohba S, PerezGoodwyn P
Japanese Journal of Environmental Entomology and Zoology   20(1) 27-30   2009   [Refereed]
Shin Ya Ohba, Shin Ya Ohba, Haruki Tatsuta, Haruki Tatsuta, Fusao Nakasuji, Fusao Nakasuji
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata   129(2) 223-227   Nov 2008   [Refereed]
When giant water bugs (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae) encounter prey animals that are larger than they are themselves, they first hook the claw of their raptorial legs onto the animal, and then use all their legs to pin it. The claws of the raptoria...
Shin Ya Ohba
Limnology   9(1) 71-73   Apr 2008   [Refereed]
Giant water bug Kirkaldyia (=Lethocerus) deyrolli (Belostomatidae: Heteroptera) nymphs consume many individuals of anuran larvae (tadpoles) before they reach adulthood. However, no quantitative data on the number of tadpoles consumed have been mad...
Hitoshi Miyasaka, Motomi Genkai-Kato, Yo Miyake, Daisuke Kishi, Izumi Katano, Hideyuki Doi, Shin Ya Ohba, Naotoshi Kuhara
Limnology   9(1) 75-80   Apr 2008   [Refereed]
Relationships between weight (W; dry weight) and length (L; head capsule width, total body length or head carapace length) were examined in 31 Japanese freshwater macroinvertebrate taxa, using the form W = aLb. The relationships were expressed as ...
Shin Ya Ohba, Hitoshi Miyasaka, Fusao Nakasuji
Population Ecology   50(1) 9-16   Jan 2008   [Refereed]
Predatory insects that depend upon particular prey animals are commonly regulated by the prey animal's abundance. Nymphs of the giant water bug Kirkaldyia (=Lethocerus) deyrolli (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae) are predators regarded as specialists i...
Ohba Shin-Ya, Miyasaka Hitoshi, Nakasuji Fusao
POPULATION ECOLOGY   50(1) 121-122   Jan 2008   [Refereed]
Yanagi S, Kashima S, Ohba S, Matsubara H, Piyaseeli UKD, Yamamoto H, Nakasuji F
Medical Entomology and Zoology   59(2) 81-84   2008   [Refereed]
The 26 December 2004 tsunami heavily damaged many areas of Sri Lanka. Many people were forced to live in temporary housing area until February 2006, but unsanitary conditions (scattered garbage, water, etc.) related to the multiplication of Musca ...
Shin Ya Ohba, Fusao Nakasuji
Population Ecology   49(4) 331-336   Oct 2007   [Refereed]
This paper suggests that the nymphs of a specialist predator, Kirkaldyia (=Lethocerus) deyrolli (Belostomatidae: Heteroptera), are indirectly affected by their tadpoles' prey. K. deyrolli nymphs and the predator Laccotrephes japonensis (Nepidae: H...
S. Ohba, S. Ohba
Hydrobiologia   583 377-381   Jun 2007   [Refereed]
A field research was carried out in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan in order to establish the role of the water-scorpion, Laccotrephes japonensis Scott as predator of nymphs of the endangered giant water bug, Kirkaldyia (= Lethocerus) deyrolli. To assess ...
Shin Ya Ohba, Fusao Nakasuji
Limnology   7(1) 41-43   Apr 2006   [Refereed]
Some species of predatory aquatic bugs (Nepoidea, including Belostomatidae and Nepidae) are designated as threatened-vulnerable species in the Red Data Book of Japan and are regarded as effective predators of freshwater snails and mosquito larvae....
Shin Ya Ohba, Shin Ya Ohba, Kazumasa Hidaka, Masami Sasaki
Entomological Science   9(1) 1-5   Mar 2006   [Refereed]
Males of the giant water bug, Lethocerus deyrolli, care for egg masses on vegetation above the water surface. They supply the developing eggs with water and guard them against predators. In the present study, mechanisms by which paternal care is e...
Shin Ya Ohba, Shin Ya Ohba, Haruki Tatsuta, Masami Sasaki
Annals of the Entomological Society of America   99(1) 151-156   Feb 2006   [Refereed]
Previous studies have suggested that the developmental pattern of insect body parts is influenced by food conditions during the nymphal stages. In this study, we compared the developmental patterns of five body parts (body length, fore-femur lengt...
Chorion morphology of the eggs of Lethocerus delpontei, Kirkaldyia deyrolli, and Horvathinia pelocoroides (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae).
Perez Goodwyn PJ, Ohba S, Schnack JA
Russian Entomological Journal   15 151-156   2006   [Refereed]
Shin Ya Ohba, Shin Ya Ohba, Hideharu Takagi, Hideharu Takagi
Limnology   6(2) 85-90   Aug 2005   [Refereed]
The endangered giant water bug Lethocerus deyrolli (Vuillefroy) is frequently attracted in large numbers to artificial lights in Japan. To examine factors enhancing flight migration for L. deyrolli, we carried out field work in western Hyogo Prefe...
Mori Akira, Ohba Shinya
OHBA Shinya
Japanese journal of entomology. New series   5(4) 157-164   Dec 2002   [Refereed]
Females of the giant water bug, Lethocerus deyrolli (Vuillefroy) lay egg masses on vegetation or branches above the water surface. The male cares for the egg mass and supplies it with water until hatching, which is synchronized between individual ...


化学と生物   56(4) 301‐305   Mar 2018
大庭 伸也
昆虫と自然   52(4) 2-4   Apr 2017
大庭 伸也, 立田 晴記
昆虫と自然   52(4) 18-22,図巻頭2p   Apr 2017
大庭 伸也
昆虫と自然   49(2) 2-3,図巻頭1p   Feb 2014
大庭 伸也
昆虫と自然   48(4) 12-15   Apr 2013
大庭 伸也, 稲谷 吉則
昆虫と自然   46(11) 30-33   Oct 2011
大庭 伸也
Japanese Journal of Environmental Entomology and Zoology   22(2) 93-98   2011
Ohba Shin-ya, Matsuo Takanori, Takagi Masahiro
Abstracts for the Annual Meetings of the Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology   63(0) 49-49   2011
Ohba Shin-ya, Gabriel Dida O, Duncan Jumo, Kawada Hitoshi, Minakawa Noboru, Takagi Masahiro
Medical entomology and zoology   61(0)    Apr 2010
大庭 伸也
The Nature and insects   45(1) 30-33   Jan 2010
大庭 伸也
The Nature and insects   44(1) 9-12,図巻頭2p   Jan 2009
Synchronized mechanism and its meaning in the egg hatching of the giant water bug, Lethocerus deyrolli
Ohba S
Japanese Journal of Entomology (New Series)   5 157-164   2002

Books etc

Paternal care in giant water bugs. In: Aquatic Insects
OHBA Shin-ya (Part:Joint Work)
Sep 2019   ISBN:978-3-030-16326-6
We describe general biology of giant water bugs (Heteroptera, Belostomatidae), exclusive paternal care (back-brooding behavior in Belostomatinae and emergent-brooding behavior in Lethocerinae), and recent topics in sexual selection in this family....
Foraging behavior and raptorial character in giant water bug
Nova Science Publishers   2009   ISBN:978-1-60741-583-1

Conference Activities & Talks

大庭伸也, 沼田郁, 川野敬介
日本応用動物昆虫学会大会講演要旨   10 Mar 2018   
日本応用動物昆虫学会大会講演要旨   10 Mar 2018   
Ohba Shin-ya, Ushio Masayuki
Abstracts for the Annual Meetings of the Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology   2012   
ボウフラは種類によって行動や潜水頻度が異なる.この行動の種間差は,野外で遭遇する天敵に対する対捕食者行動として説明できるかもしれない.本研究では,水田などの開放的な水域で繁殖し天敵に遭遇しやすいコガタアカイエカCulex tritaeniorhynchusと,竹の切り株などの小さな水域で繁殖し,天敵にあまり遭遇しないヒトスジシマカAedes albopictusを材料に,ボウフラの天敵であるハイイロゲンゴロウEretes griseusの2種のボウ...
Ohba Shin-ya, Ohtsuka Masakazu, Sunahara Toshihiko, Sonoda Yuri, Kawashima Emiko, Takagi Masahiro
Abstracts for the Annual Meetings of the Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology   2012   
蚊は種によって繁殖水域サイズが異なる.一般に水域サイズの増加につれて捕食者も多くなるので,種ごとの繁殖水域サイズと捕食回避能力はリンクしている可能性がある.本研究では,コガタアカイエカ(コガタ)とヒトスジシマカ (ヒトスジ)に対して,天敵のキュー(ハイイロゲンゴロウを飼育していた水:天敵水)が及ぼす影響を産卵回避行動, ボウフラの行動,そして生活史形質の観点から調べた.天敵水と汲み置き水道水(対照水)を準備し,雌成虫の産卵行動を調査した.コガタは必ず天敵水ではなく対照水に産卵したが,ヒトス...
Ohba Shin-ya, Gabriel Dida O, Duncan Jumo, Kawada Hitoshi, Minakawa Noboru, Takagi Masahiro
Medical entomology and zoology   1 Apr 2010   


Phylogenetic test of Smith's evolutionary scenario: the evolution of paternal care in the giant water bugs by revisiting body size constraints and sexual size dimorphism

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