Munetoshi Maruyama



Munetoshi Maruyama at Ulu Gombak, Malaysia,
November 2009.


Munetoshi Maruyama is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Curator in the Kyushu University Museum, Fukuoka, Japan. He is a specialist in the systematics and phylogeny of myrmecophilous and termitophilous insects, especially those of cricket, fly, and beetle families. His scarab research interests are in the Oriental inquilinous groups, i.e., Stereomerini, Eupariini, and Ceratocanthinae. Maruyama has conducted research mainly in the Asian tropics, principally Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, and he has collected several new scarabs (including some new genera).


Munetoshi Maruyama

The Kyushu University Museum

Hakozaki 6-10-1

Fukuoka, 812-8581 JAPAN

TEL: 81-92-642-4292

FAX: 81-92-642-4299




1. Maruyama, M and R. Iwata. 2002. Termitariophilous lamellicorn beetle, Madrasostes kazumai (Coleoptera, Ceratocanthidae), collected from a nest of Hodotermopsis sjoestedti (Isoptera, Termopsidae). Elytra 30(2): 455-456.


2. Maruyama, M. 2009. Rhinocerotopsis nakasei (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Aphodiinae), a new genus and species of Stereomerini from Peninsular Malaysia. Esakia (49): 103-106.


3. Maruyama, M. 2010. A new genus and species of myrmecophilous aphodiine beetle (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) inhabiting the myrmecophytic epiphyte Platycerium sp. (Polypodiaceae) in the Bornean rainforest canopy. Zookeys 34: 49–54.


4. Ballerio, A. and M. Maruyama. 2010. The Ceratocanthinae of Ulu Gombak: high species richness at a single site, with descriptions of three new species and an annotated checklist of the Ceratocanthinae of Western Malaysia and Singapore (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Hybosoridae). Zookeys 34: 77-104.

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