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FacultyDepartment of Agricultural Science / Graduate School of Agriculture
DegreePh.D. in Biological Sciences
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Education and Career


  •   2000 04  - 2004 03 , Osaka Kyoiku University, Faculty of Education
  •   2004 04  - 2006 03 , Kyoto University
  •   2006 04  - 2009 03 , Kyoto University

Academic & Professional Experience

  •   2017 04 ,  - 現在, Faculty of Agriculture, Kindai University
  •   2016 04 ,  - 2017 03 , Ryukoku University
  •   2013 04 ,  - 2015 03 , PD, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University
  •   2011 06 ,  - 2013 03 , Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University
  •   2010 11 ,  - 2011 05 , Freie Universitaet Berlin
  •   2009 08 ,  - 2010 10 , DAAD young scientist fellowship (PD), Free University Berlin
  •   2006 04 ,  - 2009 03 , JSPS (DC1), Graduate school of science, Kyoto University

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Life sciences, Ecology and environmental science

Published Papers

  • Occurrence of diamondback moths Plutella xylostella and their parasitoid wasps Cotesia vestalis in mizuna greenhouses and their surrounding areas, Junichiro Abe, Masayoshi Uefune, Kinuyo Yoneya, Kaori Shiojiri, Junji Takabayashi, bioRxiv, bioRxiv, Jun. 2018
  • Ecological Volatiles : Functions of volatiles in ecosystems (7) Unraveling plant-odor-mediated communication between organisms, 米谷 衣代, Aroma research = アロマリサーチ : journal of aroma science technology and safety, Aroma research = アロマリサーチ : journal of aroma science technology and safety, 14(1), 53 - 57, 2013
  • Biological Interaction and Information networks mediated by ecological voaltiles, TAKEMOTO Hiroyuki, YONEYA Kinuyo, TAKABAYASHI Junji, Regulation of plant growth & development, Regulation of plant growth & development, 46(1), 37 - 44, May 31 2011
    Summary:When damaged by herbivorous arthropods, plants are known to emit a blend of volatiles that have several ecological functions in nature. One of the well known functions is to attract carnivorous natural enemies of inflicting herbivores. Volatiles from infested plants are specific in terms of herbivore species and plant species. The carnivores are known to cope with such specificity by learning. The first part of this paper will show the learning behavior of parasitic wasps that attack aphids on bean plants. In the second part of this paper, we will focus on the multifunctional aspects of volatiles from plants that are either infested or intact. Our recent results on the tritrophic interaction of willow plants, willow leaf beetles and ladybirds showed that the volatiles from willow plants infested by leaf beetles mediated interactions between plants and leaf beetles, plants and ladybirds. Further, these interactions were affected by their physiological conditions, gender and developmental stages. Based on these data, we will discuss the interaction and information networks mediated by ecological volatiles.
  • Willow leaf beetle larvae use volatiles from willow leaves infested by conspecifics to find suitable resources in a tree, Yoneya K, Ozawa R, Takabayashi J, Journal of Chemical Ecology,Vol.36,671-679, Journal of Chemical Ecology,Vol.36,671-679, 2010
  • Synchronous Occurrences of the Diamondback Moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) and its Parasitoid Wasp Cotesia vestalis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Greenhouses in a Satoyama Area, Junichiro Abe, Masayoshi Uefune, Kinuyo Yoneya, Kaori Shiojiri, Junji Takabayashi, Environmental Entomology, Environmental Entomology, 49(1), 10 - 14, Feb. 17 2020 , Refereed
    Summary:Abstract We characterized the correlation between the occurrences of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), larvae and their dominant native parasitoid wasp, Cotesia vestalis (Haliday), in commercial greenhouses in a satoyama area, called Miyama, in Kyoto, Japan. In the three greenhouses used in this study, cruciferous ‘mizuna’ (Brassica rapa var. laciniifolia [Brassicales: Brassicaceae]) crops were grown. Pesticides against diamondback moth were not routinely applied in the greenhouses. We confirmed that populations of diamondback moth and C. vestalis were maintained on the wild crucifer plant Rorippa indica in the surrounding area from March to December. In the greenhouses, we observed several occurrences of diamondback moth larvae that were, in most cases, followed by occurrences of C. vestalis. We found that C. vestalis females were attracted by volatiles emitted from mizuna plants that were lightly infested with second-stadium diamondback moth larvae under laboratory conditions. The synchronous appearance of diamondback moth larvae and C. vestalis could be explained by the latter being attracted by the volatiles emitted from mizuna plants infested by diamondback moth larvae in the greenhouses.
  • Parasitoid wasps’ exposure to host-infested plant volatiles affects their olfactory cognition of host-infested plants, Kinuyo Yoneya, Masayoshi Uefune, Junji Takabayashi, Animal Cognition, Animal Cognition, 21(1), 79 - 86, Jan. 01 2018 , Refereed
    Summary:Using Cotesia vestalis, a parasitoid wasp of diamondback moth larvae and three crucifer plant species (cabbage, komatsuna, and Japanese radish), we examined the effects of exposure to host-infested plant volatiles from one plant species on a newly emerged wasp’s subsequent olfactory cognition of host-infested plant volatiles from the same or different plant species. The preference of C. vestalis between infested and uninfested plant volatiles was tested in a choice chamber. Volatile-inexperienced wasps significantly preferred infested cabbage and infested radish volatiles, but not infested komatsuna volatiles. After exposure to infested cabbage volatiles, wasps showed a significant preference for infested cabbage volatiles, while the significant preference for infested radish volatiles that had been observed in inexperienced wasps was no longer observed. After exposure to infested komatsuna volatiles, wasps significantly preferred infested komatsuna volatiles, and the pre-exposure significant preferences for infested cabbage volatiles and infested radish volatiles remained. After exposure to infested radish volatiles, the significant preferences for infested cabbage and infested radish volatiles did not change. Furthermore, wasps showed a significant preference for infested komatsuna volatiles. The compound compositions of the volatile blends from the three infested plant species were grouped separately in a principal coordinates analysis. The experience-based cognition of C. vestalis for host-infested plant volatiles of three plant species is discussed.
  • Statistical recipe for quantifying microbial functional diversity from EcoPlate metabolic profiling, Takeshi Miki, Taichi Yokokawa, Po-Ju Ke, I-Fang Hsieh, Chih-hao Hsieh, Tomonori Kume, Kinuyo Yoneya, Kazuaki Matsui, Ecological Research, Ecological Research, 33(1), 249 - 260, Jan. 01 2018 , Refereed
    Summary:EcoPlate quantifies the ability of a microbial community to utilize 31 distinct carbon substrates, by monitoring color development of microplate wells during incubation. Well color patterns represent metabolic profiles. Previous studies typically used color patterns representing average values of three technical replicates on the final day of the incubation and did not consider substrate chemical diversity. However, color fluctuates during incubation and color varies between replicates, undermining statistical power to distinguish differences among samples in microbial functional composition and diversity. Therefore, we developed a protocol to improve statistical power with two approaches. First, we optimized data treatment for color development during incubation and technical replicates. Second, we incorporated chemical structural information for the 31 carbon substrates into the computation. Our framework implemented as the protocol in the R environment is able to compare the statistical power among different calculation methods. When we applied it to data from aquatic microcosm and forest soil systems, we observed substantial improvement in statistical power when we incorporated temporal patterns during incubation instead of using only endpoint data. Using maximum or minimum values of technical replicates also sometimes gave better results than averages. Incorporating chemical structural information based on fuzzy set theory could improve statistical power but only when relative color density information was considered it was not seen when the pattern was first binarized into the presence or absence of metabolic activity. Finally, we discuss research directions to improve these approaches and offer some practical considerations for applying our methods to other datasets.
  • Experience of plant infestation by the omnivorous arthropod Nesidiocoris tenuis affects its subsequent responses to prey-infested plant volatiles, Hojun Rim, Masayoshi Uefune, Rika Ozawa, Kinuyo Yoneya, Junji Takabayashi, BIOCONTROL, BIOCONTROL, 62(2), 233 - 242, Apr. 2017 , Refereed
    Summary:Nesidiocoris tenuis, an omnivorous arthropod, infests plants in either the absence or presence of prey arthropods. We studied whether plant-infestation experience of N. tenuis affected its subsequent prey-finding behavior. We used sesame plants and eggplants as food plants for N. tenuis, and common cutworm (CCW) (Spodoptera litura larvae) as prey. We focused on their olfactory response to CCW-infested sesame plants versus CCW-infested eggplants in a Y-tube olfactometer. When N. tenuis adults experienced the infestation of sesame plants for one day, they preferred volatiles from CCW-infested sesame plants to those from CCW-infested eggplants. By contrast, when N. tenuis experienced the infestation of eggplants for one day, they showed no difference in their preference between the two odor sources. When the duration of the infestation of plants was increased to four days, N. tenuis that had experienced sesame plants showed a reversed response: they preferred CCW-infested eggplant volatiles, while those that had infested eggplants again showed no difference in their preference. Next, we studied the olfactory preference of N. tenuis that had previously infested plants with moth (Ephestia kuehniella) eggs. We found that irrespective of plant species and of duration of experience (either one or four days), N. tenuis adults that had previously experienced one plant species showed a significant preference for volatiles from CCW-infested plants of the same species. The blends of the volatiles emitted from CCW-infested sesame plants and those from CCW-infested eggplants were qualitatively different. Possibility to control the olfactory response of N. tenuis to certain prey-infested plant volatiles by adjusting their feeding history is discussed.
  • Co-evolution of foraging behaviour in herbivores and their natural enemies predicts multifunctionality of herbivore-induced plant volatiles, Kinuyo Yoneya, Takeshi Miki, FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, 29(4), 451 - 461, Apr. 2015 , Refereed
    Summary:Herbivorous arthropods often induce phenotypic changes in plants of terrestrial systems, which include increased direct resistance to herbivores. In addition, infested plants release quantitatively and qualitatively different volatiles from those of uninfested plants, which are so-called herbivore-induced plant volatiles (HIPVs). Due to HIPVs, plants are more conspicuous to herbivorous arthropods and their natural enemies (carnivorous arthropods) than uninfested plants, thus acting as foraging cues in tri-trophic systems. Intriguingly, herbivore and natural enemy responses to HIPVs are highly diverse. Whether they are attracted or repelled by HIPVs depend on the plant-herbivore-natural enemy species combination, suggesting a HIPV multifunctionality. We hypothesized that co-evolutionary diversification of foraging strategies in herbivores and natural enemies, where arthropods adapted to diverse plant ecological traits, served to explain HIPV multifunctionality. We developed a food chain model of plant-herbivore-natural enemy to test our hypothesis, where plants exhibited three different states and different apparency (uninfested < lightly infested < highly infested) and quality (lightly infested > highly infested). The shifts between plant states were mediated by herbivore life cycle, interactions among herbivores, natural enemies and plant reproduction. The natural enemy evolutionary stable strategy (ESS) was predicted to choose the lightly and heavily infested plants in broad ranges of induced direct resistance and plant apparency (HIPV levels), implying that HIPVs acted as the induced indirect resistance. The corresponding herbivore ESS was to choose (or avoid) HIPVs when HIPV levels were low (or high). When the induced direct resistance was very high and thus herbivore quality was low, natural enemies tended to avoid increased HIPVs with increasing herbivory levels. This was associated with herbivore ESS choice for HIPVs, leading to intraspecific enemy-free space. These predicted ESS diversities explained observed herbivore and natural enemy responses to HIPVs in several contrasting plant systems, including willow trees, lima bean and wild tobacco. Our findings suggest that non-lethal herbivory and variations in induced plant responses are key mechanisms for evolutionary diversification of animal foraging behaviour and thus structure of ecological networks.
  • Plant-plant communication mediated by airborne signals: ecological and plant physiological perspectives, Kinuyo Yoneya, Junji Takabayashi, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, 31(5), 409 - 416, Dec. 2014 , Refereed
    Summary:When exposed to herbivore-infested plant volatiles or volatiles from artificially damaged plants, intact plants enhance their defense against herbivores. This phenomenon is called plant-plant communication. Here, we outline studies on plant-plant communication from both ecological and plant physiological perspectives. Regarding the ecological perspective, we give an overview of studies showing that plant-plant communication affect direct and indirect defense levels of exposed plants, and herbivore performance on exposed plants. Cases of kin selection in plant-plant communications and intra-plant communication via airborne signals are also summarized. Regarding the plant physiological perspective, we give an overview of studies that showed specific responses of receiver plants to a volatile molecular species, to different configurations of a volatile molecular species and to blends of volatiles. Furthermore, we review the signaling pathways involved, priming, sensitivity, and how plants receive volatile compounds in plant-plant communications.
  • Leaf beetle larvae, Plagiodera versicolora (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), show decreased performance on uninfested host plants exposed to airborne factors from plants infested by conspecific larvae, Kinuyo Yoneya, Soichi Kugimiya, Junji Takabayashi, APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY AND ZOOLOGY, APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY AND ZOOLOGY, 49(2), 249 - 253, May 2014 , Refereed
    Summary:Undamaged plants are known to suffer less damage from herbivores when previously exposed to airborne factors from neighboring plants that are either infested or artificially damaged. However, to date, the effects of such a defensive phenomenon on performance of herbivorous insects have not been clearly shown. Here, we studied such effects in an interaction between a willow plant, Salix eriocarpa Franchet et Savatier (Salicales: Salicaceae), and a specialist leaf beetle, Plagiodera versicolora (Laicharting) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). In a wind tunnel, uninfested willow plants were placed downwind of willow plants infested by leaf beetle larvae for 4 days. As a control, we placed uninfested plants downwind of uninfested plants in the tunnel. After exposure, downwind plants were served to leaf beetle larvae. Pupal weight, larval survival rates, and the leaf area consumed by larvae all decreased significantly, and larval developmental duration increased significantly, when larvae fed on willow plants downwind of infested plants were compared with those downwind of uninfested plants. These results showed that airborne factors from infested willow plants negatively affected the performance of leaf beetle larvae. Further studies are needed to identify the active factor(s) from the infested willow plants affecting the performance of leaf beetle larvae.
  • Herbivore-constructed leaf shelters on Salix eriocarpa shoots affect arthropod communities, Kinuyo Yoneya, Yoko Inui, Michihiro Ishihara, Junji Takabayashi, JOURNAL OF PLANT INTERACTIONS, JOURNAL OF PLANT INTERACTIONS, 9(1), 364 - 369, 2014 , Refereed
    Summary:We observed the abundance of leaf shelters, aphids, other herbivores, and predators on willow trees, Salix eriocarpa, from May to October 2003. There was a positive correlation between the growth rate of aphids and the number of ants per shoot, suggesting ant attendance to aphids. Although the mean abundance of leaf shelters per shoot was rather low (1.7-2.2) throughout the observation period, aphids preferred to use shoots with leaf shelters compared with those without leaf shelters. The abundance of ants was positively influenced by the presence of leaf shelters and aphids from May to August. The abundance of other herbivores was positively influenced by leaf shelters, but negatively influenced by aphid presence from May to August. Furthermore, leaf shelters had a positive effect on the abundance of predators from July to October. These data suggest that a relatively low abundance of naturally occurring leaf shelters per shoot influenced the arthropod communities on S. eriocarpa, and the effect of those leaf shelters on each type of arthropod varied according to the season.
  • Interaction-information networks mediated by plant volatiles: a case study on willow trees, Kinuyo Yoneya, Junji Takabayashi, JOURNAL OF PLANT INTERACTIONS, JOURNAL OF PLANT INTERACTIONS, 8(3), 197 - 202, Sep. 2013 , Refereed
    Summary:Volatiles from uninfested plants as well as those from plants infested by herbivores have been reported to potentially contain information that can be used by herbivorous arthropods, their carnivorous natural enemies, and plants. In this context, tritrophic interaction-information networks are expected. Here, as a case study of such a volatile-mediated network, we reviewed our recent studies on a naturally occurring tritrophic system of a willow tree (Salix eriocarpa), a leaf beetle (Plagiodera versicolora), and a predatory ladybird (Aiolocaria hexaspilota) mediated by volatiles from uninfested and infested willow trees. Ecological functions of uninfested and infested willow-shoot volatiles depended on receivers (i.e. leaf beetle adults, leaf beetle larvae, ladybirds, and conspecific tree). By studying such multifunctional aspects of plant volatiles in different natural willow fields, we would acquire a more comprehensive understanding of interaction-information networks.
  • Egg Laying of Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris brassicae) on Arabidopsis thaliana Affects Subsequent Performance of the Larvae, Sven Geiselhardt, Kinuyo Yoneya, Beatrice Blenn, Navina Drechsler, Jonathan Gershenzon, Reinhard Kunze, Monika Hilker, PLOS ONE, PLOS ONE, 8(3), Mar. 2013 , Refereed
    Summary:Plant resistance to the feeding by herbivorous insects has recently been found to be positively or negatively influenced by prior egg deposition. Here we show how crucial it is to conduct experiments on plant responses to herbivory under conditions that simulate natural insect behaviour. We used a well-studied plant - herbivore system, Arabidopsis thaliana and the cabbage white butterfly Pieris brassicae, testing the effects of naturally laid eggs (rather than egg extracts) and allowing larvae to feed gregariously as they do naturally (rather than placing single larvae on plants). Under natural conditions, newly hatched larvae start feeding on their egg shells before they consume leaf tissue, but access to egg shells had no effect on subsequent larval performance in our experiments. However, young larvae feeding gregariously on leaves previously laden with eggs caused less feeding damage, gained less weight during the first 2 days, and suffered twice as high a mortality until pupation compared to larvae feeding on plants that had never had eggs. The concentration of the major anti-herbivore defences of A. thaliana, the glucosinolates, was not significantly increased by oviposition, but the amount of the most abundant member of this class, 4-methylsulfinylbutyl glucosinolate was 1.8-fold lower in larval-damaged leaves with prior egg deposition compared to damaged leaves that had never had eggs. There were also few significant changes in the transcript levels of glucosinolate metabolic genes, except that egg deposition suppressed the feeding-induced up-regulation of FMOGS-OX2, a gene encoding a flavin monooxygenase involved in the last step of 4-methylsulfinylbutyl glucosinolate biosynthesis. Hence, our study demonstrates that oviposition does increase A. thaliana resistance to feeding by subsequently hatching larvae, but this cannot be attributed simply to changes in glucosinolate content.
  • An Apparent Trade-Off between Direct and Signal-Based Induced Indirect Defence against Herbivores in Willow Trees, Kinuyo Yoneya, Masayoshi Uefune, Junji Takabayashi, PLOS ONE, PLOS ONE, 7(12), Dec. 2012 , Refereed
    Summary:Signal-based induced indirect defence refers to herbivore-induced production of plant volatiles that attract carnivorous natural enemies of herbivores. Relationships between direct and indirect defence strategies were studied using tritrophic systems consisting of six sympatric willow species, willow leaf beetles (Plagiodera versicolora), and their natural predators, ladybeetles (Aiolocaria hexaspilota). Relative preferences of ladybeetles for prey-infested willow plant volatiles, indicating levels of signal-based induced indirect defence, were positively correlated with the vulnerability of willow species to leaf beetles, assigned as relative levels of direct defence. This correlation suggested a possible trade-off among the species, in terms of resource limitation between direct defence and signal-based induced indirect defence. However, analyses of volatiles from infested and uninfested plants showed that the specificity of infested volatile blends (an important factor determining the costs of signal-based induced indirect defence) did not affect the attractiveness of infested plant volatiles. Thus, the suggested trade-off in resource limitation was unlikely. Rather, principal coordinates analysis showed that this 'apparent trade-off' between direct and signal-based induced indirect defence was partially explained by differential preferences of ladybeetles to infested plant volatiles of the six willow species. We also showed that relative preferences of ladybeetles for prey-infested willow plant volatiles were positively correlated with oviposition preferences of leaf beetles and with the distributions of leaf beetles in the field. These correlations suggest that ladybeetles use the specificity of infested willow plant volatiles to find suitable prey patches.
  • Can insect egg deposition 'warn' a plant of future feeding damage by herbivorous larvae?, Ivo Beyaert, Diana Koepke, Josefin Stiller, Almuth Hammerbacher, Kinuyo Yoneya, Axel Schmidt, Jonathan Gershenzon, Monika Hilker, PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 279(1726), 101 - 108, Jan. 2012 , Refereed
    Summary:Plant anti-herbivore defence is inducible by both insect feeding and egg deposition. However, little is known about the ability of insect eggs to induce defences directed not against the eggs themselves, but against larvae that subsequently hatch from the eggs. We studied how oviposition (OP) by the sawfly Diprion pini on Pinus sylvestris foliage affects the plant's defensive potential against sawfly larvae. Larvae that initiated their development on P. sylvestris twigs on which they hatched from eggs gained less weight and suffered higher mortality than those fed on egg-free twigs. The poor performance of these larvae also affected the next herbivore generation since fecundity of resulting females was lower than that of females which spent their larval development on egg-free pine. Transcript levels of P. sylvestris sesquiterpene synthases (PsTPS1, PsTPS2) were increased by D. pini OP, reached their highest levels just before larval hatching, and decreased when larvae started to feed. However, concentrations of terpenoid and phenolic metabolites presumed to act as feeding deterrents or toxins for herbivores did not change significantly after OP and feeding. Nevertheless, our performance data suggest that insect egg deposition may act to 'warn' a plant of upcoming feeding damage by larvae.
  • Specialist Leaf Beetle Larvae Use Volatiles from Willow Leaves Infested by Conspecifics for Reaggregation in a Tree, Kinuyo Yoneya, Rika Ozawa, Junji Takabayashi, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY, 36(7), 671 - 679, Jul. 2010 , Refereed
    Summary:Young, gregariously living larvae of the willow leaf beetles Plagiodera versicolora are known to exhibit characteristic aggregation-dispersion-reaggregation behavior and local fidelity to a host tree. In this study, we investigated whether plant volatiles induced by feeding P. versicolora larvae were involved in the reaggregation behavior. Under laboratory conditions, we conducted dual-choice bioassays and found that the first and second instars discriminated between volatiles from leaves infested by larvae and volatiles from uninfested leaves. The discriminative behavior was dependent on both the time leaves were infested and the age of discriminating larvae. First and second instars preferred odor from 1-d-infested leaves to odor from uninfested leaves, whereas third instars (solitary stage) did not discriminate between these volatile blends. Odor from 2-d-infested leaves was preferred to odor from 1-d-infested leaves by first instars, whereas odor from leaves infested for 3 d was not attractive to these very young larvae. Neither was odor of leaves infested for 1 d and then left uninfested for 1 or 2 d attractive to young larvae. The data suggest that the first and second instars use volatiles from a leaf newly infested by conspecific larvae as one of the reaggregation cues. We detected several herbivore-induced compounds in the headspace of the attractive leaves. Among those, a mixture of synthetic (E)-beta-ocimene, (Z)-beta-ocimene, allo-ocimene, and linalool was found to attract the larvae.
  • Can herbivore-induced plant volatiles inform predatory insect about the most suitable stage of its prey?, Kinuyo Yoneya, Soichi Kugimiya, Junji Takabayashi, PHYSIOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, 34(4), 379 - 386, Dec. 2009 , Refereed
    Summary:The leaf beetle Plagiodera versicolora (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) is a specialist herbivore, all of whose mobile stages feed on the leaves of salicaceous plants. Both the larval and adult stages of the ladybird Aiolocaria hexaspilota (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) are dominant natural enemies of the larvae of the leaf beetle. To clarify the role of plant volatiles in prey-finding behaviour of A. hexaspilota, the olfactory responses of the ladybird in a Y-tube olfactometer are studied. The ladybird adults show no preference for willow plants Salix eriocarpa that are infested by leaf beetle adults (nonprey) over that for intact plants but move more to the willow plants infested by leaf beetle larvae (prey) than to intact plants. Moreover, ladybird larvae show no preference for willow plants infested by leaf beetle larvae or adults over intact plants. Using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, six volatile compounds are released in larger amounts in the headspace of willow plants infested by leaf beetle larvae than in the headspace of willow plants infested by leaf beetle adults. In addition, the total amount of volatiles emitted from willow plants that are either intact or infested by leaf beetle adults is much smaller than that from willow plants infested by leaf beetle larvae. These results indicate that volatiles from S. eriocarpa infested by P. versicolora inform A. hexaspilota adults about the presence of the most suitable stage of their prey, whereas A. hexaspilota larvae do not use such information.
  • Do adult leaf beetles (Plagiodera versicolora) discriminate between odors from intact and leaf-beetle-infested willow shoots?, Kinuyo Yoneya, Soichi Kugimiya, Junji Takabayashi, JOURNAL OF PLANT INTERACTIONS, JOURNAL OF PLANT INTERACTIONS, 4(2), 125 - 129, 2009 , Refereed
    Summary:We investigated how adults of willow leaf beetle Plagiodera versicolora find shoots with new leaves that were suitable food resources for them by focusing on shoot odor. Female and male beetles (starved and satiated) preferred the odor from intact shoots of Salix eriocarpa to clean air. Starved females preferred odor from shoots with leaves infested by conspecifics to odor from intact shoots. However, satiated females as well as starved and satiated males showed no significant discrimination between the two odors. Pooling of the preference data revealed that starved individuals of females and males preferred odor from infested shoots to an extent that was significantly different from satiated individuals, while the distribution of starved and satiated females was not significantly different from that of males. These olfactory responses would provide an explanation for the host plant finding behavior of this specialist herbivore in the field.

Conference Activities & Talks

  • The olfactory response of Nesidiocoris tenuis to eggplants uninfested and infested by Thrips palmi and conspecifics, Kinuyo Yoneya, 6th International Entomophagous Insects Conference,   2019 09
  • The olfactory response of Thrips palmi and Nesidiocoris tenuis to eggplnat plants uninfested and infested by each other, Masami Hirata, Kinuyo Yoneya, Eizi Yano, The 6th Taiwan-Japan Ecology Workshop,   2018 11
  • Relationship between initial pattern of plant volatiles and community assembly of arthropods on multiple willow species, Kinuyo Yoneya, Takeshi Miki, Noboru Katayama, The 6th Taiwan-Japan Ecology Workshop,   2018 11
  • Plant-species specific responses of parasitoids Cotesia vestalis to hostinfested, Kinuyo Yoneya, The 5th International Entomophagous Insects Conference,   2017 10
  • Specificity and effectiveness of plant volatiles mediating defense strategies in a willow community., Kinuyo Yoneya, The MB&F MS 1 seminar in National Taiwan University,   2015 12 , 招待有り
  • Effects of plant-plant signaling on the colonization and the diversity of arthropods on willow plants, Kinuyo Yoneya, International Congress of Entomology,   2012 08 , 招待有り
  • Ecological functions of plant volatiles in plant-insect interactions, Kinuyo Yoneya, In a Lecture of "plant-animal interactions",   2012 06
  • Does plant-plant signaling affect the colonization and diversity of arthropods on willow plants?, Kinuyo Yoneya, "The 5th East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies International Congress,   2012 03
  • Effects of egg deposition by the herbivorous sawfly Diprion pini on direct defense of pine against larvae”, Kinuyo Yoneya, Core to core meeting "Plant chemicals and Ecological Interactions",   2011 09 , 招待有り
  • Is there a trade-off between direct and inducible, indirect defence of willow plants against specialist herbivores?, Kinuyo Yoneya, Seminar at Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity’ in Muenster Univ,   2011 05 , 招待有り
  • Does Cotesia vestalis change preferences for host-induced plant volatiles after experience?", Kinuyo Yoneya, British Ecological Society Annual Meeting,   2010 09
  • Indirect defense is stronger in plant species that have weaker direct defense and/or are more preferred by herbivores, Kinuyo Yoneya, Core to core meeting "Plant chemicals and Ecological Interactions",   2009 12 , 招待有り
  • Direct and indirect defense of willow plants against herbivores: comparison of seven wild willow species in Japan.", Kinuyo Yoneya, " 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Chemical Ecology,,   2007 11
  • Multifunctional aspects of leaf beetles-induced willow leaf volatiles.", Kinuyo Yoneya, The Ecological Society of America/Society for Ecological Restoration International Joint Meeting,   2007 08


  • Feeding Preference of a Flightless Strain of Harmonia axyridis(Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)between Brine Shrimp, Artemia salina(Anostraca: Artemiidae), and Aphis gossypii(Hemiptera: Aphididae)., Kinuyo Yoneya, Seita Nakajima, Eizi Yano, Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology, 64, 2, 65, 68,   2020 05 25 , 10.1303/jjaez.2020.65,
  • バンカー植物由来の揮発性物質に対するタバコカスミカメの誘引反応, 西森紗月, 矢野栄二, 米谷衣代, 小澤理香, 高林純示, 日本応用動物昆虫学会大会講演要旨, 62nd, 69,   2018 03 10 ,
  • 作物上に残る天敵・害虫のDNAを検出する, 米谷衣代, 潮雅之, 神野五基, 日本応用動物昆虫学会大会講演要旨, 62nd, 43,   2018 03 ,
  • 植物上に残された昆虫のDNA抽出方法の開発, 米谷衣代, 潮雅之, 神野五基, 日本生態学会大会講演要旨(Web), 65th, ROMBUNNO.P2‐173 (WEB ONLY),   2018 ,
  • 植物が放出する揮発性物質の組成の動態~植物の枝間・個体間での比較~, 関本紫帆, 米谷衣代, 川津一隆, 片山昇, 近藤倫生, 日本生態学会大会講演要旨(Web), 64th, ROMBUNNO.P2‐J‐291 (WEB ONLY),   2017 ,
  • ヤナギ上の節足動物群集におけるCCMを用いた相互作用ネットワーク解析, 曽我夏希, 米谷衣代, 川津一隆, 片山昇, 近藤倫生, 日本生態学会大会講演要旨(Web), 64th, ROMBUNNO.P2‐I‐290 (WEB ONLY),   2017 ,
  • 植物の揮発性物質のパターンと節足動物群集組成の関係, 米谷衣代, 川津一隆, 片山昇, 近藤倫生, 日本生態学会大会講演要旨(Web), 64th, ROMBUNNO.P2‐J‐301 (WEB ONLY),   2017 ,
  • 植物の香りを使った植食者と天敵の採餌行動の共進化が植物の香りの多機能性を生む, 米谷衣代, 三木健, 日本生態学会大会講演要旨(Web), 62nd, PA2-169 (WEB ONLY),   2015 ,
  • 植食者と天敵の適応的な餌探索行動から植物の香りシグナルの多機能性を説明する, 米谷衣代, 三木健, 日本生態学会大会講演要旨(Web), 61st, PA1-124 (WEB ONLY),   2014 ,
  • 果実の香りの特異性を探る~葉の香りとの違いと成熟に伴う変化~, 米谷衣代, 直江将司, 丸岡麻子, 日本生態学会大会講演要旨(Web), 61st, PB2-090 (WEB ONLY),   2014 ,
  • 動物散布の植物における果実の香りの多種間比較, 米谷衣代, 直江将司, 高林純示, 日本応用動物昆虫学会大会講演要旨, 57th, 127,   2013 03 15 ,
  • 果実の香りの多様性とその適応的意義を探る, 米谷衣代, 直江将司, 高林純示, 日本生態学会大会講演要旨集, 60th, 133,   2013 03 05 ,
  • エコロジカル・ボラタイル 生態系での香りの機能 第7回 植物の香りが媒介する生物間コミュニケーションを紐解く, 米谷衣代, Aroma Res, 14, 1, 53, 57,   2013 02 28 ,
  • 植物間コミュニケーションが節足動物の群集集合に与える先住効果, 米谷衣代, 個体群生態学会大会プログラム・講演要旨集, 28th, 16,   2012 10 20 ,
  • コナガ幼虫食害を受けたアブラナ科植物3種に対する寄生蜂の誘引性, 米谷衣代, 上船雅義, 高林純示, 日本応用動物昆虫学会大会講演要旨, 56th, 67,   2012 03 12 ,
  • 天敵誘引剤・天敵活性化剤のコナガ防除効果と副次的効果, 上船雅義, 米谷衣代, 山本正樹, 高林純示, 日本応用動物昆虫学会大会講演要旨, 56th, 9,   2012 03 12 ,
  • エコロジカルボラタイルが作り出す生物間相互作用・情報ネットワーク, 竹本裕之, 米谷衣代, 高林純示, 植物の生長調節, 46, 1, 37, 44,   2011 05 31 , 10.18978/jscrp.46.1_37,
  • 食害植物の香りへの暴露が植物上の節足動物群集形成過程を決定する, 米谷衣代, 高林純示, 個体群生態学会大会プログラム・講演要旨集, 27th, 46,   2011 ,
  • コナガ幼虫食害植物に対する寄生蜂の誘引性:生得的反応と学習の効果, 米谷衣代, 上船雅義, 高林純示, 日本生態学会大会講演要旨集, 57th, 355,   2010 03 15 ,
  • 植物の揮発性物質を介した植物間コミュニケーションが節足動物群集構造に与える影響, 米谷衣代, 高林純示, 日本生態学会大会講演要旨集, 56th, 328,   2009 03 17 ,
  • コナガ幼虫食害株に対する寄生蜂の誘引性―植物種特異性について―, 米谷衣代, 上船雅義, 高林純示, 日本応用動物昆虫学会大会講演要旨, 53rd, 46,   2009 03 12 ,
  • ヤナギ7種を用いた間接防御の群集内比較, 米谷衣代, 高林純示, 日本生態学会大会講演要旨集, 55th, 218,   2008 03 14 ,
  • 揮発性物質を介した植物の間接防御と植食者の選好性:ヤナギ群集内での種間比較, 米谷衣代, 高林純示, 日本生態学会大会講演要旨集, 54th, 377,   2007 03 19 ,
  • 被害ヤナギの揮発性物質が隣接ヤナギ上のヤナギルリハムシに及ぼす影響, 釘宮聡一, 米谷衣代, 高林純示, 日本応用動物昆虫学会大会講演要旨, 51st, 75,   2007 03 01 ,
  • ジャヤナギ揮発性物質がヤナギルリハムシを誘引する, 米谷衣代, 釘宮聡一, 高林純示, 日本生態学会大会講演要旨集, 52nd, 303,   2005 03 27 , 10.14848/esj.ESJ52.0.739.0,
  • Interaction-information networks mediated by plant volatiles: a case study on willow trees (vol 8, pg 197, 2013), K. Yoneya, J. Takabayashi, JOURNAL OF PLANT INTERACTIONS, 9, 1, 378, 378,   2014 , 10.1080/17429145.2013.841555
  • Effects of plant-plant signaling on the composition of arthropods’ community on willow plants, Yoneya K, Takabayashi J, 25th International Congress of Entomology,大邱(韓国),   2012 08 25
  • Direct and indirect defense of willow plants against herbivores: comparison of seven wild willow species in Japan, Kinuyo Yoneya, Junji Takabayashi, The 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Chemical Ecology,   2007
  • Multifunctional aspects of leaf beetles-induced willow leaf volatiles, Kinuyo Yoneya, Junji Takabayashi, XXⅡ The Ecological Society of America/Society for Ecological Restoration International Joint Meeting,   2007