B.Agr. (2008), Tokyo University of Agriculture; MSc (Agriculture) (2010), PhD (Agriculture) (2013), Hokkaido University.

[Scientific papers (peer–reviewed journal)]
  • Fikáček, M., Minoshima, Y. N., Komarek, A., Short, A. E. Z., Huang, D., Cai, C. Cretocrenis burmanicus, the first Mesozoic amber inclusion of a water scavenger beetle (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Cretaceous Research, 77: 49–55.
  • Takeuchi, T., Takahashi, R., Kiyoshi, T., Nakamura, M., Minoshima, Y. N. & Takahashi, J.*, 2017. The origin and genetic diversity of the yellow-legged hornet, Vespa velutina introduced in Japan. Insectes Sociaux, 64(3): 313–320 .
  • Minoshima, Y. N., Iwata, Y., Fikáček, M., Hayashi, M., 2017. Description of immature stages of Laccobius kunashiricus, with a key to genera of the Laccobiini based on larval characters (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 57(1): 97–119
  • Minoshima, Y. N., 2017. A new record of Coelostoma vitalisi d’Orchymont from Kyushu Island (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae). Elytra, New Series, 7 (1): 20
  • Minoshima, Y. N., Iwata, Y. & Hayashi, M., 2016. Egg-case and pupa of Enochrus (Methydrus) japonicus (Sharp) (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae). Coleopterists Bulletin, 70(3): 562–565.
  • Minoshima, Y. N., Fikáček, M. & Ôhara, M., 2016. Distribution of a conspicuous terrestrial hydrophilid beetle Cercyon lineolatus (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Sphaeridiinae). Elytra, New Series, 6 (1):165–169.
  • Minoshima, Y. N., 2016. Taxonomic review of Agraphydrus from Japan (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Acidocerinae). Entomological Science,19 (4): 351–366.
  • Jia, F.*, Tang, Y. & Minoshima, Y. N.*, 2016. Description of three new species of Crenitis Bedel, with additional faunistic records from China (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Chaetarthriinae). Zootaxa, 4208 (6): 561–576.
  • Devi, M. B.*, Devi, O. S., Fikáček, M.*, Minoshima, Y. N.* & Wanghengbam, L., 2016. Redescription and lectotype designation of Chasmogenus abnormalis (Sharp), with notes on its distribution. Zootaxa, 4144 (2): 296–300.
  • Minoshima, Y. N., Yamane, S. & Ueno, T., 2015. An invasive alien hornet, Vespa velutina nigrithorax du Buysson (Hymenoptera, Vespidae), found in Kitakyushu, Kyushu Island: a first record of the species from mainland Japan. Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology, 21 (2): 259–261.
  • Minoshima, Y. N., Komarek, A. & Ôhara, M., 2015. A revision of Megagraphydrus Hansen (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae): synonymization with Agraphydrus Régimbart and description of seven new species. Zootaxa, 3930 (1): 1–63.
  • Minoshima, Y. N. & Hayashi, M., 2015. Description of the larval stages of berosine genera Berosus and Regimbartia (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae) based on Japanese B. japonicus and R. attenuata. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 55 (1): 47–83.
  • Minoshima, Y. N., Fikáček, M., Gunter, N. & Leschen, R. A. B., 2015. Larval morphology and biology of New Zealand–Chilean genera Cylomissus Broun and Anticura Spangler (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Rygmodinae). Coleopterists Bulletin, 69 (4): 687–712.
  • Fikáček, M., Minoshima, Y. N. & Newton, A. F., 2014. A review of Andotypus and Austrotypus gen. nov., rygmodine genera with an austral disjunction (Hydrophilidae: Rygmodinae). Annales Zoologici, 64 (4): 557–596.
  • Minoshima, Y. N., 2014. The identity of the Japanese species of the genus Paracymus Thomson (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae). Elytra, New Series, 4(1): 143–149.
  • Minoshima, Y., Hayashi, M., Kobayashi, N., Yoshitomi, H., 2013. Larval morphology and phylogenetic position of Horelophopsis hanseni Satô et Yoshitomi (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Horelophopsinae). Systematic Entomology, 38(4): 708–722.
  • Fikáček, M., Minoshima, Y., Vondráček, D., Gunter, N., Leschen, R. A. B., 2013. Morphology of adults and larvae and integrative taxonomy of southern hemisphere genera Tormus and Afrotormus (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 53 (1): 75–126. [Open access (PDF)]
  • Minoshima, Y., Iwata, Y., Hayashi, M., 2012. Morphology of the immature stages of Hydrochara libera (Sharp) (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae). Elytra, New Series, 2 (2): 285–302.
  • Minoshima, Y., Hayashi, M., 2012. The first instar larva of Hydrobius pauper Sharp (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae). Elytra, New Series, 2(2): 279–284.
  • Minoshima, Y., Hayashi, M., 2012. Larval morphology of Amphiops mater mater Sharp (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Chaetarthriini). Zootaxa, (3351): 47–59. [Post/preprint]
  • Minoshima, Y., Hayashi, M., 2011. Larval morphology of the genus Hydrocassis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Journal of Natural History, 45(45–46): 2757–2784. [Post/preprint]
  • Minoshima, Y., Hayashi, M., 2011. Larval morphology of the Japanese species of the tribes Acidocerini, Hydrobiusini and Hydrophilini (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 51 (supplementum): 1–118. [Open access]
  • Minoshima, Y., 2009. First record of the hygropetric genus Oocyclus Sharp (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) from Laos, with description of a new species. Zootaxa, (2192): 45–55. [Open access (PDF)]
  • Minoshima, Y., 2009. New record of Coelostoma stultum (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae) from the Daitô Islands, far off Southwest Japan. Elytra, 37(1): 6.
  • Minoshima, Y., Fujiwara, J., 2009. Discovery of the water scavenger beetle genus Megagraphydrus Hansen (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae) from Japan, with description of a new species. Elytra, 37(1): 53–64.
  • Minoshima, Y., Ogata, T., Yoshitomi, H., 2007. New record of Crenitis neglecta (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae) from Kyushu, Japan. Elytra, 35(2) 557–558.
  • Minoshima, Y., 2007. A new record of Copelatus andamanicus (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae) from the Daitô Islands, far off Southwest Japan. Elytra, 35(1): 286.
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