National Institute of Sericultural and Entomological Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8634, Japan. Toshiharu Akino has studied cuticular hydrocarbons and mimicry in ants and their guests.
Co-authored a single paper on a new species of Lasius.
Espadaler, X.; Akino, T.; Terayama, M. 2002 . Taxonomic status of the ant Lasius nipponensis Forel, 1912 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Nouv. Rev. Entomol. 18: 335-341
Bolton B, Alpert G, Ward PS, Naskrecki P. 2007. [CD-ROM] Bolton’s Catalogue of the Ants of the World. Harvard University Press.