Ophiocordyceps melolonthae (Tul. & C. Tul.) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora, G. H. Sung, J. M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora

de la Fuente, Javier Isaac, García-Jiménez, Jesús, López, Caribell Yuridia, Oros-Ortega, Iván, Vela-Hernández, Reyna Yazuly, Guevara-Guerrero, Gonzalo, Garza Ocañas, Fortunato, Chay Casanova, Jesús Antonio, Ibarra Garibay, León Esteban & Bandala, Victor Manuel, 2020, An annotated checklist of the macrofungi (Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, and Glomeromycota) from Quintana Roo, Mexico, Check List 16 (3), pp. 627-648: 642-643

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.3.627

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C71A5B-FFDE-D941-B034-AA82BE7CFED3

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Ophiocordyceps melolonthae (Tul. & C. Tul.) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora
status

 

Ophiocordyceps melolonthae (Tul. & C. Tul.) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora  

Material studied. MEXICO - Quintana Roo • J.I. de la Fuente 73 ( ITCV); Hermenegildo Galeana; 18°10′N, 089°14′W; alt. 229 m; 12 Oct. 2014 GoogleMaps   .

Habit and habitat. Scattered on larvae of Coleoptera in evergreen tropical forest.

Identification. This species is characterized by scattered, clavate, yellowish ascomata, 1–5 cm long, filiform ascospores reaching up to 200 µm, fragmenting into

small segments, and the parasitic habit on coleopteran caterpillars. Our material agrees with the descriptions provided by Webber and Smith (1985) and Pérez-Silva et al. (1977).

ITCV

Instituto Tecnológico de Ciudad Victoria