Abstract / Introduction / Summary:
The Vespa analis has also recently been found in Okinoerabu Island. In this study, we analyze the mitochondrial DNA sequence of V. analis to trace the origin of Okinoerabu, Okinawa, Irimote, Kyushu and Honshu Islands. The mitochondrial DNA haplotypes (COXI) of V. analis in Okinoerabu Island was the unique haplotype. We considered that this V. analis was originally distributed in Okinoerabu Island.