皇居,赤坂御用地と常盤松御用邸のコナジラミ科昆虫(半翅目,腹吻亜目) Aleyrodidae (Hemiptera, Sternorrhyncha) of the Imperial Palace, the Akasaka Imperial Gardens and the Tokiwamatsu Imperial Villa, Tokyo
A total of 32 species out of 72 Japanese whiteflies (Aleyrodidae) have been recorded from the Tokyo Metropolis. In this occasion, we were allowed to survey and examine the white fly fauna of the Imperial Palace, the Akasaka Imperial Gardens, and the Tokiwamatsu Imperial Villa, Tokyo on the 21-22th of July, and the 3-4th of October in 2005. As a result, a total of 23 species were recorded, of which 19 species were derived from the Imperial Palace, 4 species from the Akasaka Imperial Gardens, and 7 species from the Tokiwamatsu Imperial Villa. For the fauna of Tokyo, 5 species (Bemisia giffardi, Parabemisia maculata, Parabemisia myricae, Aleurocanthus spiniferus, and Aleurotrachelus taiwanus) were newly added, of which the species mentioned last was also the record new to Japan. These 23 species were divided into five groups of distribution pattern, the Japanese endemic (10 species), the Japan-China-Far East (2 spp.), the Japan-Taiwan (3 spp.), the Japan-Asia (2 spp.), and the World-wide (6 spp.). The species occupation rate of the Japanese endemic in these three Imperial districts is seemed to explain that the fauna of these districts represents the fauna of Tokyo, as well as that of Japan.
国立科学博物館専報 43, 355-368, 2006