Takeshi Matsumoto

MatsumotoTakeshi Matsumoto at the top of Mt. Rokkosan, Minoo City, N. Osaka.


Takeshi is a specialist of Asian Melolonthinae and is interested especially in the rhizotrogine groups. He is now revising the chaotic genus Holotrichia, which includes various heterogeneous species and species groups. Also, Asian other chaotic rhizotrogine genera are his objects for study.

He continues his observations about some common species of Japanese Pleurostict Scarabaeidae in and around Osaka.


Nishi-miyahara 2-6- 20-102
Yodogawa-ku, Osaka
532-0004 JAPAN

EMAIL: maybeetle@kind.ocn.ne.jp



Itoh, T. 1993. A new genus and species of melolonthine beetle (Coleoptera, Melolonthinae) from Borneo. Elytra 21(1):77-81.

Itoh, T. 1994-1996. Melolonthidae (Coleoptera) from Thailand. I (1994): Elytra 22(2): 299-313, II (1995): ibid. 23(2): 195-204, III (1996): ibid. 24(1): 71-78.

Itoh, T. 1996. A taxonomical study on the genus Octoplasia Brenske (Coleoptera,
Melolonthidae). Jpn. J. Ent. 64(4): 772-778.

Itoh, T. 1998-1999. A taxonomic study of the genus Latipalpus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). I (1998): Elytra 26(2): 353-357, II(1999): ibid. 27(1): 177-184,
III (1999): ibid. 27(2): 445-451.

Itoh, T. 2000. An elementary guidance to the pleurostict Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae
(1): THE NATURE & INSECTS, Tokyo, 35(4): 37-43 (in Japanese). II: ibid. 35(8): 34-39. III: ibid. 35(11): 27-31.

Itoh, T. 2001. Transfer of a Sumatran species, Pentelia crinita Brenske to the genus
Holomelia Brenske and its redescription (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae).Kogane (2): 45-49.

Itoh, T. 2001. A new species of the genus Miridiba (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae,
Melolonthini) from the Yaeyama Islands, Southwest Japan. Elytra 29(2): 435-439.

Itoh, T. 2002. Redescription of Holotrichia gravida (Sharp) with a new synonym
(Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae). Kogane (3): 17-21.

Matsumoto, T., 2009. Taxonomic notes on the Holotrichia yunnana group (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Melolonthini) with description of a new species from Sumatra Island, Indonesia. Kogane 10: 5-10.

Matsumoto, T., 2010a. Taxonomic notes on the Holotrichia kiotonensis group (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Melolonthini). Kogane 11: 9-14.

Matsumoto, T., 2010b. Four new species of the Holotrichia constricta group (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Melolonthini) from the Philippines. ELYTRA 38(1): 43-52.

Matsumoto, T., 2010c. Taxonomic study on the genus Psilopholis Brenske (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Melolonthini) with consideration of divisions of the subtribe Melolonthina. ELYTRA 38(2): 239-247.

Matsumoto, T., 2011a. Taxonomic notes on the genus Miridiba Reitter (Scarabaeidae, Melolnthinae, Melolonthini) from the Sunda Archipelago. Kogane 12: 1-5.

Matsumoto, T., 2011b. Taxonomic study for the Holotrichia constricta group, with reference to the systematic status of the genus Holotrichia Hope (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae). Kogane 12: 25-37.

Matsumoto, T., 2011c. A new species of the genus Asactopholis Brenske (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Melolonthini) from Laos and Vietnam and proposal of two new combinations with a list of known species. Special Publication of the Japanese Society of Scarabaeoidology 1: 203-208.

Matsumoto, T., 2012. Definition of the Holotrichia rufescens species group (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Melolonthini). Kogane 13: 5-19.

Matsumoto, T., 2013. The distribution of Anomala multistriata (Motschulsky, 1861) on the reaches of Yodogawa River between Osaka and Kyoto prefectures. Kogane 14: 27-32 (in Japanese).

Matsumoto, T., 2014a. A new genus of the subtribe Rhizotrogina (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae) from the Oriental Region and a new species from Thailand. Kogane 16: 1-8.

Matsumoto, T., 2014b. Transfer of the systematic positions for some rhizotrogine taxa related to the genus Miridiba (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Melolonthini). Kogane 16: 9-16.

Matsumoto, T., 2014c. Taxonomic notes on the genus Octoplasia Brenske (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Melolonthini). Kogane 16: 17-23.

Matsumoto, T., 2015a. Changes of the systematic positions of eight species and two subgenera of the genus Holotrichia (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Melolonthini). Kogane 17: 5-10.

Matsumoto, T., 2015b. Separation of Amphitrichia from Holotrichia (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Melolonthini) with description of a new species and new records of two known species. Kogane 17: 11-17.

Matsumoto, T., 2015c. Taxonomic notes on the genus Eotrichia Medvedev (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Melolonthini). Kogane 17: 19-24.

Matsumoto, T., 2016a. Taxonomic notes on two Sumatran species of the genus Holotrichia Hope (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Melolonthini). Kogane 18: 1-4.

Matsumoto, T., 2016b. Three new genera of the subtribe Rhizotrogina (Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Melolonthini). Kogane 18: 5-14.

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