Additions to the knowledge of Entomopathogenic Entomophthorales (Fungi, Zygomycota) from Spain

M. Niell, S. Santamaria

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As a result of fieldwork during the years 1996-1998 and of the review of other collections preserved at BCB-Mycotheca herbarium, a list of 26 species of entomopathogenic Entomophthorales from Spain is given. The following 18 species are new Spanish records: Batkoa apiculata, Batkoa limoniae comb. nov., Entomophthora brevinucleata, E. culicis, E. syrphi, Erynia aquatica, E. plecopteri, E. variabilis, Pandora bullata, P. echinospora, Furia crustosa, F. ithacensis, Eryniopsis caroliniana, Zoophthora lanceolata, Z. miridis, Z. nematoceris, Z. occidentalis and Z. psyllae. Z. miridis and Z. psyllae are second world records. The genera Batkoa, Eryniopsis, Furia and Strongwellsea are reported for the first time from Spain. The conidial stage of Furia virescens is newly reported from Spain, after the species was only known in its resting spore stage. Three unknown forms, belonging to Entomophthora, Strongwellsea and Tarichium, have also been included. Especially remarkable is a first world record of a species of Entomophthora on a plecopteran. The species included are analysed in a dichotomous key and diagnostic characters as well as microphotographs and taxonomic notes are provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-197
JournalNova Hedwigia
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2001


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