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  • Nishida, K. 2012. Wa! Hennamushi= ‘Vaya! los insectos ‘extraños’. Tokuma Shoten, Tokio. 208 pp. [en japonés]
  • Nishida, K. 2008. Empezamos con los Colores- Un Viaje del Espíritu Eco-amigable en un Mundo Diverso y Cercano. JICA, Costa Rica, 60 pp. (bilingüe: español y japonés). bajarlo en PDF  
  • Godoy, C., X. Miranda, and K. Nishida. 2006. Treehoppers of Tropical America/Membrácidos de la América Tropical. Ediotrial INBio, Santo Domingo, 352 pp. (bilingüe: español e inglés).

Capítulos de Libros

  • Vencl, F.V. and K. Nishida. 2008. A New Gall-inducing Shining leaf Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from Thailand and its relevance to the evolution of herbivory in leaf-beetles, pp. 246-259. In: P. Jolivet, J. Santiago-Blay, and M. Schmitt (eds). Research on Chrysomelidae. Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands. 384 pp.
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  • (LIBRO DE FOTOGRAFÍAS DE LAS RANAS DEL MUNDO, en japonés e inglés)世界のカエル2008国際カエル年記念「世界のカエル よみがえれカエルのうた」、por Piotr Naskrecki & Kenji Nishida 2008, Publicado por Aqua Maine Fukushima.

Artículos Científicos – (la mayoría están en inglés) Pedir los PDFs:


  • Soto-Rodríguez G. A., K. Nishida, & A. P. Retana-Salazar. 2012. A new genus of gall-dwelling thrips from Costa Rica (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae: Phlaeothripinae). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 83: 605-610.
  • Jae-Cheon SOHN&Kenji NISHIDA 2012 Japanese Yponomeutoidea in the collection of the U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA (1) - Ypsolopha (Ypsolophidae). Yugato 208: 47-49.


  • Van Zuijen, M.P. & K. Nishida. 2011. Life history and immature stages of Allograpta zumbadoi THOMPSON,
    a phytophagous flower fly (Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphinae). Studia dipterologica 17(1): 37-51. Open/Download
  • Braby, M. F. & K. Nishida. (2011) Mate–location behavior in Pereute Herrich–Schäffer butterflies (Lepidoptera:
    Pieridae), with a review of male behavior at encounter sites in the subtribe
    Aporiina. The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 44: 51-60. Acceso gratis en linea
  • Kawahara, A.Y., K. Nishida, & D. Rubinoff. (2011) The behavior of the Hawaiian dancing moth, Dryadaula terpischorella (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 65(2): 133-135.
  • 西田賢司 Nishida, K. (2011) ハワイのホノルルでヒメシルビアシジミを見かける。The record of Zizina otis from Honolulu, Hawaii. Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 57: 58. [in Japanese]
  • Sohn, J. & K. Nishida. (2011) A taxonomic review of Eucalantica (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) with descriptions of six new species. Zookeys 118: 75-96. Acceso gratis en linea


  • Braby, M.F. & K. Nishida. (2010) The immature stages, larval food plants and biology of Neotropical mistletoe butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). II. The Catasticta group (Pierini: Aporiina). Journal of Natural History 44: 1831-1928. Online or request a copy
  • Nishida. K. (2010) Description of the immature stages and life history of Euselasia (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae) on Miconia (Melastomataceae) in Costa Rica. Zootaxa 2466: 1–74. Acceso gratis en linea


  • Nishida, K., Nakamura, I., & Morales, C.O. (2009) Plants and butterflies of a small urban preserve in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Revista Biología Tropical, 57(supplement 1), 31–67. Request a PDF version of this paper:
  • Kawahara AY, Nishida K, Davis DR. (2009) Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis
    species from the central highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae). ZooKeys 27: 7–30. doi:
    10.3897/zookeys.27.250 Request a PDF version of this paper:


  • Brown, J. W. and K. Nishida. 2008.A new species of Acleris Hubner, [1825] from high elevation of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricini). SHILAP Revista Lepidoterologia 36(143): 341-348.
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  • (Mi vida con Insectos) 西田 賢司.2007. エッセイ、写真、「虫人生」『BIO-City』No.38 特集「生物多様性
    からのアプローチ」BIO-City – a perspective from BIODIVERSITY.92–95. (en japonés). 
    「虫好き」の少年から…… コスタリカ、生態系と… …そして両親のぬくもり。 
  • Braby, M.F. and K. Nishida. 2007. The immature stages, larval food plants and biology of Neotropical mistletoe butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). I. The Hesperocharis group (Anthocharidini). Journal of the Lepidopterist’s Society 61: 181-195.
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  • Brown, J. W. and K. Nishida. 2007. New gall-inducing tortricid (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae) on lima bean (Phaseolus Lunatus; Fabaceae) from Costa Rica. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 109(2): 265–276. Open/Download | Open/Download Color Version
  • Nishida, K. 2007. Encounter with Hyla angustilineata Taylor, 1952 (Anura: Hylidae) in a cloud forest of Costa Rica. BRENESIA 66: 79-81. (2006). Open/Download
  • Naskrecki, P. and K. Nishida. 2007. Novel trophobiotic interactions in lantern bugs (Insecta: Auchenorrhyncha: Fulgoridae). Journal of Natural History 41(37–40): 2397–2402. Open/Download
  • Retana-Salazar, A. P. and K. Nishida. 2007. First gall-inducing thrips on Elaphoglossum ferns: A new genus and species of thrips, Jersonithrips galligenus from Costa Rica (Insecta: Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae). Senckenbergiana biologica 87(2): 143–148. Request a PDF version of this paper:
  • Weng, Ju-lin, K. Nishida, P. Hanson, and L. Lapierre. 2007. Biology of Lissoderes Champion (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) in Cecropia saplings inhabited by Azteca ants. Journal of Natural History 41(25–28): 1679–1695. Open/Download


  • Solis, M. A., D. R. Davis, and K. Nishida. 2006. Life history and systematics of Albusambia elaphoglossumae (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): A new genus and species of musotimine with leaf-mining biology from Costa Rica. Revista Biolgía Tropical 53(3-4): 487-501. (September-December 2005). Open/Download


  • Prena, J. and K. Nishida. 2005. Thanius biennis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Baridinae), a new gall-inducing weevil with a two-year lifecycle from Costa Rica. Beiträge zur Entomologie. Open/Download
  • Shaw, S. R. and K. Nishida. 2005. A new species of gregarious Meteorus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) reared from caterpillars of Venadicodia caneti (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae) in Costa Rica. Zootaxa 1028: 49-60. Open/Download


  • Fortier, J. and K. Nishida. 2004. A new species and host association biology of Neotropical Compsobraconoides Quicke (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). J. Hym. Res. 13(2): 228-233. Open/Download
  • Hansson, C. and K. Nishida. 2004. A new species of Emersonella (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), parasitoid on weevil eggs (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), from Costa Rica. Zootaxa 607: 1-6. Open/Download
  • Nishida, K. and D. Adamski. 2004. Two new gall-inducing Saphenista Walsingham (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Cochylini) from Costa Rica. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 106(1): 133-139. Open/Download


  • Brown, J. and K. Nishida. 2003. First record of larval endophagy in Euliini (Tortricidae): a new species of Seticosta from Costa Rica. Journal of the Lepdiopterist’s Scociety 57(2): 113-120. Open/Download
  • Murillo, L. R. and K. Nishida. 2003. Life history of Manataria maculata (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae) from Costa Rica. Rev. Biol. Trop. 51(2): 463-470. Open/Download


  • Chacón, I. and K. Nishida. 2002. A new species of Cyllopsis (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from Costa Rica. Rev. Biol. Trop. 50(2): 679-683. Open/Download
  • Hansson, C. and K. Nishida. 2002. A new species of Pediobius (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) from Epilachna (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Costa Rica. Rev. Biol. Trop. 50(2): 121-125. Open/Download
  • Nishida, K., G. Rotheray, and F. C. Thompson. 2002. First non-predaceous syrphine flower fly (Diptera: Syrphidae): a new leaf-mining Allograpta from Costa Rica. Studia dipterologica 9(2): 421-436. Open/Download


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