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Dr Xinhua Fu

Associate Professor in Insect behaviors


Expertise Statement


Teaching Duties

Research Interests

  • Morphology, Ultra-structures (SME and TEM)

  • Insect behavior (Sexual communications, male- male competition, female choice in fireflies)

  • Insect physiology (nuptial gifts, spermtophore, Sperm competition in fireflies)

  • Chemical ecology in fireflies

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Entomological Society of China

Other Roles


Fellow of China Science WritersAssociation

Education & Working Experience


  • 1996 Sep.-2000 Sep. Shandong Agricultural University, Bachelor

  • 2000 Sep.-2005 Sep.. Huazhong Agricultural University, Ms and Ph.D

  • 2005 Sep.-2007 Dec. Assistant professor in College of Plant Science & Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University

  • 2008 Jan. until now, Associate professor in College of Plant Science & Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University

  • 2008. Oct. – 2009. Oct. Visiting Scholarship in College of Biological Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University



Publications


  1. Fu X.H., Ohba Nobuyoshi, Fredric V. Vencl, Lei Chaoliang. 2005. Structure, behavior and the life cycle of an aquatic firefly, Luciola substriata (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), in China. Canadian Entomologist. 137:83-90.

  2. Fu X.H., Yuyong Wang, Ohba Noboyushi, Chaoliang lei. 2005. The swimming behavior of aquatic firefly larvae, Luciola substriata (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Coleopterists Bulletin. 59 (4): 501-505.

  3. Fu X.H., Lesley Ballantyne. 2006. Luciola Leii Sp. Nov., A New Species Of Aquatic Firefly From Mainland China (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae). Canadian Entomologist. 138(3):339-347.

  4. Fu X.H., Ohba Nobuyoshi, Ying Zhang, Chaoliang Lei. 2006. A Rearing Apparatus and Diet for the Aquatic Firefly, Luciola leii (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Canadian Entomologist. 138(3):399-406.

  5. Fu X.H., Ohba N, Meyer-Rochow VB, Wang YY, Lei CL. 2006. Reflex-bleeding in the firefly Pyrocoelia pectoralis (Coleoptera: Lampyridae): Morphological basis and possible function. Coleopterist Bulletin. 60 (3): 207-215.

  6. Fu X.H., Ohba Nobuyoshi, Fredric V. Vencl, Chaoliang Lei. 2006. Life cycle and behavior of aquatic firefly, Luciola leii (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) from Mainland China. Canadian Entomologist. 138 (6): 860-870.

  7. Fu X. H., Fredric V. Vencl, Ohba Nobuyoshi, V. Benno Meyer-Rochow , Lei C. L., Zhang Z. N . 2007. Structure and function of the eversible glands of the aquatic firefly Luciola leii (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Chemoecology. 17 (2): 117-124.

  8. Fu X. H., Ballantyne L.2008. Taxonomy and behaviour of lucioline fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae) with redefinition and new species of Pygoluciola Wittmer from mainland China and review of Luciola LaPorte. Zootaxa 1733: 1–44.

  9. Fu X. H. 2008. The fine structure of larval light organ in the aquatic firefly Luciola leii. Luminescence, 23(2), 68.

  10. Yuyong Wang, Fu X.H., Chaoliang Lei, Minglun Jeng, Ohba N. 2007. Biological characteristics of the terrestrial firefly Pyrocliealis pectoralis (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Coleopterist Bulletin. 61(1):85-93 .

  11. Zheng X.L., Fu X.H., Zhang S.C., and Lei C.L. 2008. Larval Behavior Probably Associated with Respiration in Luciola substriata Gorham (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). The Coleopterists Bulletin. 62(4):550-559.

  12. Fu X.H., Meyer-Rochow V. B., Tyler J., Suzuki H., De Cock R. 2009. Structure and function of the eversible organs of several genera of larval firefly (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Chemoecology.19:155–168

  13. Fu X.H., Ballantyne L. 2009. Larval respiration system and evolution in aquatic fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae). Bioluminescence in Focus – A Collection of Illuminating Essayss. 243-253. Editor: Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow. Research Signpost. Kerala, India(ISBN: 978-81-308-0357-9)

  14. Fu X.H, Ballantyne L., Lambkin C.L. 2010. Aquatica gen. nov. from mainland China with a description of Aquatica Wuhana sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae). Zootaxa 2530: 1–18.(SCI)

  15. Fu, X.H., and V. B. Meyer-Rochow. 2012. An investigation into the morphological and behavioral adaptations of the aquatic larvae of Aquatica leii (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) to prey upon freshwater snails that serve as intermediate hosts for the liver fluke. Biological Control 62(3).127-134.

  16. Fu, X.H, Ballantyne L., Lambkin C.L. 2012. The external larval morphology of aquatic and terrestrial Luciolinae fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Zootaxa 3405: 1–34.

  17. Fu, X.H, Ballantyne L., Lambkin C.L. 2012.Emeia gen. nov., a new genus of Luciolinae fireflies from China (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) with an unusual trilobite-like larva, and a redescription of the genus Curtos Motschulsky. Zootaxa. 3403: 1- 53.

  18. Fu, X.H., South, A., Lewis, S.M. 2012. Sexual dimorphism, mating systems, and nuptial gifts in two Asian fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). Journal of Insect Physiology. Online.

Additional Information




Contact details


Xinhua Fu, Ph.D., Associate Professor 

College of Plant Science and Technology

Huazhong Agricultural University

Wuhan City, 430070, Hubei Province, P.R. China

Email: fireflyfxh@mail.hzau.edu.cn

Tel: 15727078166





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