Ito K, Suzuki MF, Mochizuki K (2021) Evolution of honest reward signal in flowers. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288: 20202848. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2020.2848


Kazuya T, Kadokawa T, Kawakita A (2021) Slippery flowers as a mechanism of defence against nectar-thieving ants. Annals of Botany 127: 231-239. doi:  10.1093/aob/mcaa168




Pellmyr O, Kjellberg F, Herre EA, Kawakita A, Hembry DH, Holland JN, Terrazas T, Clement W, Segraves KA, Althoff DM (2020) Active pollination drives selection for reduced pollen-ovule ratios. American Journal of Botany 104: 164-170. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1412




Elsayed AK, Yukawa J, Tokuda M (2019) Two new species of Schizomyia (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) from Japan, with an updated key to larval, pupal and adult Schizomyia in Japan. Zootaxa 4688 3: 348–360 doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4688.3.2


Higuchi Y, Kawakita A (2019) Leaf shape deters plant processing by an herbivorous weevil. Nature Plants 5: 959-964. doi: 10.1038/s41477-019-0505-x


Elsayed AK, Wheeler GS, Purcell M, Dyer K, Zhang J, Tokuda M (2019) A new Schizomyia species (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) inducing flower bud galls on Chinese tallow tree Triadica sebifera in its native range. Applied Entomology and Zoology 54 4: 429–436 doi: 10.1007/s13355-019-00639-9


Elsayed AK, Yukawa J, Tokuda M (2019) Pseudasphondylia tominagai, a new gall midge species (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) inducing flower bud galls on Eleutherococcus spinosus (Araliaceae) in Japan.Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e35673 doi: 10.3897/BDJ.7.e35673


Tokuda M, Matsunaga K, Elsayed AK, Matsuda H (2019) New Host and Distribution Records for Schizomyia castanopsisae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) from Fukuoka, Northern Kyushu, Japan. Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology 25: 61–62


Kawakita A, Sato AAW, Salazar JRL, Kato M (2019) Leafflower–leafflower moth mutualism in the Neotropics: Successful transoceanic dispersal from the Old World to the New World by actively-pollinating leafflower moths. PLoS ONE 14: e0210727. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210727



Iku A, Itioka T, Kawakita A, Goto H, Ueda A, Shimizu-kaya U, Meleng P (2018) High degree of polyphagy in a seed-eating bark beetle, Coccotrypes gedeanus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), during a community-wide fruiting event in a Bornean tropical rainforest. Tropics 27: 59-66. doi: 10.3759/tropics.MS18-07


Kobayashi S, Johns CA, Lopez-Vaamonde C, Doorenweerd C, Kawakita A, Ohshima I, Lees DC, Hanabergh S, Kawahara AY (2018) Hawaiian Philodoria (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Ornixolinae) leaf mining moths on Myrsine (Primulaceae): two new species and biological data. Zookeys 773: 109-141. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.773.21690


Giron D, et al. [including Kawakita A as the 11th of 22 authors] (2018) Promises and challenges in insect–plant interactions. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 166: 319-343. doi: 10.1111/eea.12679


Mochizuki, K, & A. Kawakita (2018) Pollination by fungus gnats and associated floral characteristics in five families of the Japanese flora. Annals of Botany 121: 651-663. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcx196


 Ollerton J, et al. [including Mochizuki K as the 48th of 75 authors] (2018) The diversity and evolution of pollination systems in large plant clades: Apocynaceae as a case study. Annals of Botany 123: 311-325. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcy127


Furukawa, S. & A. Kawakita (2017) Limiting the cost of mutualism: the defensive role of elongated gynophore in the leafflower–moth mutualism. Oecologia 184: 835-846. doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3910-8

Mochizuki, K., S. Furukawa & A. Kawakita (2017) Pollinia transfer on moth legs in Hoya carnosa. American Journal of Botany 104: 953-960. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1700078

Nakadai, R. & A. Kawakita (2017) Patterns of temporal and enemy niche use by a community of leaf cone moths (Caloptilia) coexisting on maples (Acer) as revealed by metabarcoding. Molecular Ecology 26: 3309-3319. doi: 10.1111/mec.14105

Kawahara, A. Y., D. Plotkin, I. Ohshima, C. Lopez-Vaamonde, P. Houlihan, J. W. Breinholt, A. Kawakita, L. Xiao, J. C. Regier, D. R. Davis, T. Kumata, J-C. Sohn, J. De Prins & C. Mitter. A molecular phylogeny and revised higher-level classification for the leaf-mining moth family Gracillariidae and its implications for larval host use evolution. Systematic Entomology 42: 60-81. doi: 10.1111/syen.12210


Nakadai, R. & A. Kawakita (2016) Phylogenetic test of speciation by host shift in leaf cone moths (Caloptilia) feeding on maples (Acer). Ecology and Evolution 6: 4958-4970. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2266

Toki, W., A. Kawakita & K. Togashi (2016) Presence of weed fungus in a non-social beetle-fungus cultivation mutualism. Ecological Entomology 41: 253-262. doi: 10.1111/een.12293

Kawakita, A. & M. Kato (2016) Revision of the Japanese species of Epicephala Meyrick with descriptions of seven new species (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae). ZooKeys 568: 87-118. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.568.6721


Kawakita, A., K. Mochizuki & M. Kato (2015) Reversal of mutualism in a leafflower-leafflower moth association: The possible driving role of a third-party partner. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116: 507-518.

Suetsugu, K., R. S. Naito, S. Fukushima, A. Kawakita & M. Kato (2015) Pollination system and the effect of inflorescence size on fruit set in the deceptive orchid Cephalanthera falcata. Journal of Plant Research 128: 585-594.

Suetsugu, K., A. Kawakita & M. Kato (2015) Avian seed dispersal in a mycoheterotrophic orchid Cyrtosia septentrionalis. Nature Plants 1: 15052.

Yamasaki, E., A. Kawakita & S. Sakai (2015) Diversity and evolution of pollinator rewards and protection by Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae) bracteoles. Evolutionary Ecology 29: 379-390.


Mochizuki, K., A. J. Nagano, H. Kudoh & A. Kawakita (2014) Isolation and characterization of 11 microsatellite markers for Glochidion acuminatum (Phyllanthaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 2: apps.1400045.

Lees D. C., A. Y. Kawahara, R. Rougerie, I. Ohshima, A. Kawakita, O. Bouteleux, J. De Prins & C. Lopez-Vaamonde (2014) DNA barcoding reveals a largely unknown fauna of Gracillariidae leaf-mining moths in the Neotropics. Molecular Ecology Resources 14: 286-296.

Suetsugu, K., A. Kawakita & M. Kato (2014) Evidence for specificity to Glomus group Ab in two Asian mycoheterotrophic Burmannia species. Plant Species Biology 29: 57-64.


Okamoto, T., A. Kawakita, R. Goto, G. P. Svensson & M. Kato (2013) Active pollination favours sexual dimorphism in floral scent. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20132280.

Hembry D. H., A. Kawakita, N. E. Gurr, M. A. Schmaedick, B. G. Baldwin & R. G. Gillespie (2013) Non-congruent colonizations and diversification in a coevolving pollination mutualism on oceanic islands. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20130361.

Sakai, S., A. Kawakita, K. Ooi & T. Inoue (2013) Variation in the strength of association among pollination systems and floral traits: Evolutionary changes in the floral traits of Bornean gingers (Zingiberaceae). American Journal of Botany 100: 546-555.

Yamasaki, E., A. Kawakita & S. Sakai (2013) Modified leaves with disk-shaped nectaries of Macaranga sinensis (Euphorbiaceae) provide reward for pollinators. American Journal of Botany 100: 628-632.


Goto, R., A. Kawakita, H. Ishikawa, Y. Hamamura & M. Kato (2012) Molecular phylogeny of the bivalve superfamily Galeommatoidea (Heterodonta, Veneroida) reveals dynamic evolution of symbiotic lifestyle and interphylum host switching. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12: 172.

Anderson, B., A. Kawakita & I. Tayasu (2012) Sticky plant captures prey for symbiotic bug: is this digestive mutualism? Plant Biology 14: 888-893.

Araki, K. S., T. Nakazawa, A. Kawakita, H. Kudoh & N. Okuda (2012) Development of nine markers and characterization of the microsatellite loci in the endangered Gymnogobius isaza (Gobiidae). International Journal of Molecular Sciences 13: 5700-5705.


Imada, Y., A. Kawakita & M. Kato (2011) Allopatric distribution and diversification without niche shift in a bryophyte-feeding basal moth lineage (Lepidoptera: Micropterigidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 3026-3033.

Kawahara, A., I. Ohshima, A. Kawakita, J. C. Regier, C. Mitter, M. P. Cummings, D. R. Davis, D. L. Wagner, J. de Prins & C. Lopez-Vaamonde (2011) Increased gene sampling strengthens support for higher-level groups within leaf-mining moths and relatives (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 182.

Kiers, E. T., R. F. Denison, A. Kawakita & E. A. Herre (2011) The biological reality of host sanctions and partner fidelity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 108: E7. (commentary to Weyl et al. 2011 PNAS 107: 15712-15716)


Kato, M., A. Kawakita & T. Kato (2010) Colonization of aquifers and adaptations to subterranean interstitial life by a water beetle clade (Noteridae) with description of a new Phreatodytes species. Zoological Science 27: 717-722.

Kawazoe, K., K. Okabe, A. Kawakita & M. Kato (2010) An alien Sennertia mite (Acari: Chaetodactylidae) associated with an introduced Oriental bamboo-nesting large carpenter bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopa) invading the central Honshu Island, Japan. Entomological Science 13: 303-310.

Kawakita, A., T. Okamoto, R. Goto & M. Kato (2010) Mutualism favours higher host specificity than does antagonism in plant-herbivore interaction. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276: 417-426.

Kawakita, A. (2010) Evolution of obligate pollination mutualism in the tribe Phyllantheae (Phyllanthaceae). Plant Species Biology 25: 3-19.

Svensson, G. P., T. Okamoto, A. Kawakita, R. Goto & M. Kato (2010) Chemical ecology of obligate pollination mutualisms: testing the 'private channel' hypothesis in the Breynia-Epicephala association. New Phytologist 184: 995-1004.

Goto, R., T. Okamoto, E. T. Kiers, A. Kawakita & M. Kato (2010) Selective flower abortion maintains moth cooperation in a newly discovered pollination mutualism. Ecology Letters 13: 321-329.


Yamada, T., T. Sugiyama, N. Tamaki, A. Kawakita & M. Kato (2009) Adaptive radiation of gobies in the interstitial habitats of gravel beaches accompanied by body elongation and excessive vertebral segmentation. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 145.

Kameda, Y., A. Kawakita & M. Kato (2009) Reproductive character displacement in genital morphology in Satsuma land snails. American Naturalist 173: 689-697.

Sawamura, M., A. Kawakita & M. Kato (2009) Fern-spore feeder interaction in temperate forests in Japan: sporing phenology and spore feeding insect community. American Journal of Botany 96: 594-604.

Kawakita, A. & M. Kato (2009) Repeated independent evolution of obligate pollination mutualism in the Phyllantheae-Epicephala association. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276: 417-426.


Kato, M., Y. Kosaka, A. Kawakita, Y. Okuyama, C. Kobayashi, T. Phimminith & D. Thongphan (2008) Plant-pollinator interactions in tropical monsoon forests in Southeast Asia. American Journal of Botany 95: 1375-1394.

Kawazoe, K., A. Kawakita, Y. Kameda & M. Kato (2008) Redundant species, cryptic host-associated divergence, and secondary shift in Sennertia mites (Acari: Chaetodactylidae) associated with four large carpenter bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopa) in the Japanese island arc. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 503-513.

Okamoto, T., A. Kawakita & M. Kato (2008) Floral adaptations to nocturnal moth pollination in Diplomorpha (Thymelaeaceae). Plant Species Biology 23: 192-201.

Kawazoe, K., A. Kawakita, S. Sugiura & M. Kato (2008) Phylogenetic position of the endemic large carpenter bee of the Ogasawara Islands, Xylocopa ogasawarensis (Matsumura, 1912) (Hymenoptera: Apidae), inferred from four genes. Zoological Science 25: 838-842.

Suetsugu, K., A. Kawakita & M. Kato (2008) Host range and selectivity of the hemiparasitic plant Thesium chinensis (Santalaceae). Annals of Botany 102: 49-55.

Kawakita, A., J. S. Ascher, T. Sota, M. Kato & D. W. Roubik (2008) Phylogenetic analysis of the corbiculate bee tribes based on 12 nuclear protein-coding genes (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apidae). Apidologie 39: 163-175.


Kameda, Y., A. Kawakita & M. Kato (2007) Cryptic genetic divergence and associated morphological differentiation in the arboreal land snail Satsuma (Luchuhadra) largillierti (Camaenidae) endemic to the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 519-533.

Okamoto, T., A. Kawakita & M. Kato (2007) Interspecific variation of floral scent composition in Glochidion (Phyllanthaceae) and its association with host-specific pollinating seed parasite (Epicephala; Gracillariidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology 33: 1065-1081.


Kawakita, A. & M. Kato (2006) Assessment of the diversity and species specificity of the mutualistic association between Epicephala moths and Glochidion trees. Molecular Ecology 15: 3567-3582.

Kato, M., K. Tsuji & A. Kawakita (2006) Pollinator and stem- and corm-boring insects associated with mycoheterotrophic orchid Gastrodia elata. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99: 851-858.


Okuyama, Y., N. Fujii, M. Wakabayashi, A. Kawakita, M. Ito, M. Watanabe, N. Murakami, & M. Kato (2005) Nonuniform concerted evolution and chloroplast capture: heterogeneity of observed introgression patterns in three molecular data partition phylogenies of Asian Mitella (Saxifragaceae). Molecular Biology and Evolution 22: 285-296.


Kato, M. & A. Kawakita (2004) Plant-pollinator interactions in New Caledonia influenced by introduced honey bees. American Journal of Botany 91: 1814-1827.

Kawakita, A., A. Takimura, T. Terachi, T. Sota, & M. Kato (2004) Cospeciation analysis of an obligate pollination mutualism: have Glochidion trees (Euphorbiaceae) and pollinating Epicephala moths (Gracillariidae) diversified in parallel? Evolution 58: 2201-2214.

Kawakita, A. & M. Kato (2004) Obligate pollination mutualism in Breynia (Phyllanthaceae): further documentation of pollination mutualism involving Epicephala moths (Gracillariidae). American Journal of Botany 91: 1319-1325.

Kawakita, A., T. Sota, M. Ito, J. S. Ascher, H. Tanaka, M. Kato & D. W. Roubik (2004) Phylogeny, historical biogeography, and character evolution in bumble bees (Bombus: Apidae) based on simultaneous analysis of three nuclear gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31: 799-804.

Kawakita, A. & M. Kato (2004) Evolution of obligate pollination mutualism in New Caledonian Phyllanthus (Euphorbiaceae). American Journal of Botany 91: 410-415.


Kato, M., A. Takimura & A. Kawakita (2003) An obligate pollination mutualism and reciprocal diversification in the tree genus Glochidion (Euphorbiaceae). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 100: 5264-5267.

Kawakita, A., S. Sota, J. S. Ascher, M. Ito, H. Tanaka & M. Kato (2003) Evolution and phylogenetic utility of alignment gaps within intron sequences of three nuclear genes in bumble bees (Bombus). Molecular Biology and Evolution 20: 87-92.


Kawakita, A. & M. Kato (2002) Floral biology and unique pollination system of root holoparasites, Balanophora kuroiwai and B. tobiracola (Balanophoraceae). American Journal of Botany 89: 1164-1170.


川北篤(責任編集) (2021) 『花と動物の共進化をさぐる 身近な植物に隠れていた新しい花の姿』 文一総合出版

Kato M. & A. Kawakita (2017) Obligate pollination mutualism. Springer.

川北篤(2016)奄美大島で発見されたカンコノキとハナホソガの絶対送粉共生.水田拓(編)『奄美群島の自然史学』 東海大学出版部、pp. 77-92.

Kiers, E. T., A. R. Ives & A. Kawakita (2015) Global change and mutualisms. In: Bronstein, J. (ed) Mutualism, pp. 241–267. Oxford University Press.


川北篤(2012)系統樹から適応進化を読み解く.日本生態学会(編)『エコゲノミクス』共立出版、pp. 36-55.


川北篤(2011)カンコノキを送粉するハナホソガ.広渡俊哉(編)『絵かき虫の生物学』北隆館、pp. 192-200.

川北篤(2008)奇跡の共進化─カンコノキ属における絶対送粉共生系の発見と進化史研究.種生物学会(編)『共進化の生態学』文一総合出版、pp. 127-150.

奥山雄大・川北篤(2008)系統解析プロトコル─塩基配列から分子系統樹へ.種生物学会(編)『共進化の生態学』文一総合出版、pp. 313-340.

川北篤(2008)共進化研究のための共種分化解析法.種生物学会(編)『共進化の生態学』文一総合出版、pp. 341-354.


川北篤(2017)種子を食べるホソガ.昆虫と自然 52: 10-13.

川北篤(2012)絶対送粉共生はいかに海を渡ったか ー コミカンソウ科ーハナホソガ属共生系の島嶼生物地理.日本生態学会誌 62: 317-327.

川北篤(2012)カンコノキとハナホソガの共進化.ミルシル 5: 22-25.

川北篤(2012)植物と昆虫の共生の歴史を解き明かす.日本生態学会(編)『生物のつながりを見つめよう』文一総合出版、pp. 30-41.

川北篤(2012)落葉するということ.京大広報 676: 3602.

川北篤・後藤龍太郎(2012)パートナーに制裁を加える植物 ー 共生系が維持される仕組みを探る.遺伝 66: 189-194.

川北篤(2012)森林が発達しない世界を歩く.地球環境大学会報 第23号.

川北篤(2011)花の多様性ーその由来を探る.生き物たちのつづれ織り 第5巻、pp. 59-64.

川北篤(2009)カンコノキを送粉するハナホソガ.昆虫と自然 44: 13-17.

川北篤(2008)共生を育む亜熱帯の森.人環フォーラム 23: 60-61.