Observation 155526: Akanthomyces Lebert
When: 2013-12-08
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Host: Lepidoptera
Attached to stem of sapling in deciduous forest ~2 feet above ground

Proposed Names

53% (1)
Used references: ‘Entomogenous Species of Akanthomyces, Hymenostilbe and Insecticola in North America’ E.B. Mains
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: probably A. pistillariiformis, but who knows…

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Great shot!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-12-17 20:09:55 CST (-0500)
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-12-16 15:48:55 CST (-0500)

I suspect that A. aculeatus, A. sphingum and A. pistlariiformis, along with their equivalents in Isaria, Cordyceps, Insecticola and Hymenostilbe, are all synonymous. Maybe Kathie or another entomopathogen person can comment further.

By: Jimmie Veitch
2013-12-12 21:10:04 CST (-0500)

Hymenostilbe sphingum and Akanthomyces pistillariiformis aren’t considered synonymous?

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