Observation 140462: Cordycipitaceae sensu lato

When: 2013-07-20

Collection location: Oxford Co., Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: vjp

Specimen available

The spider is 6mm long. Its web was on a large chaga conk. Spores: average 7×5, hyaline, warty

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-07-25 08:55:28 CEST (+0200)

I have a list of entomopathogen texts here:


By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-07-22 00:33:24 CEST (+0200)

I’ve seen/heard of/handled only a handful of entomopathogen-specific texts. One is Samson’s “Atlas of Entomopathogenic Fungi.” “The Genera of Hyphomycetes” should have some anamorphic genera. I know of no good key or monograph for the group at large (teleomorphic, anamorphic, or both), and most of my articles on entomopathogen systematics date back to the 1950s.

That said, you can find a good, detailed, illustrated description of T. arachnophila var. leiopus (as T. leiopus comb. nov.) in Some Species of Cordyceps and Its Allies on Spiders available at http://www.jstor.org/stable/4119402.

See if your micro matches up with that species or T. arachnophilus var. alba. If not, we’ll go from there.

Jonathan may be able to help as well.

By: vjp
2013-07-22 00:22:04 CEST (+0200)

Danny, got any good resources for these? What microscopic features do i need to look at?

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