The exotic ectoparasitic fungus Ixiboulhenia formicarum ( Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales) is reported from three localities in France, two of which are coastal (one Mediterranean, another Atlantic) infesting an exotic, invasive ant, Lasius neglecius. From 42 studied populations in Europe, four were infested and 38 were uninfested. It is a rare event for two organisms originating from different biogeographic regions - a fungus from North America and an ant from Asia Minor - to meet.
|Journal||Vie et Milieu|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2011|
Espadaler, X., Lebas, C., Wagenknecht, J., & Tragust, S. (2011). Laboulbenia formicarum (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales), an exotic parasitic fungus, on an exotic ant in France. Vie et Milieu, 61(1), 41-44.