Observation 175298: Isaria farinosa (Holmsk.) Fr.
When: 2014-08-23
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Help! Not even sure where to start with this one as it is an anamorph. Microscopically the white clusters seen in the photo contain prolific amounts of conidia born on flasked-shaped phialides in large clusters that were hard to resolve under 100x oil immersion lens. Conidia were 2-3 microns wide and spherical.

Species Lists


Unknown 8.23.14 (1 of 1).jpg
Isaria 8.23.14 (2 of 4).jpg
Isaria 8.23.14 (3 of 4).jpg
Isaria 8.23.14 (1 of 4).jpg
100x Oil immersion (5:100 scale bar): conidia and phialide
Isaria 8.23.14 (4 of 4).jpg
100x Oil Immersion (5:100 scale bar): conidia and phialides

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
82% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Based on sequencing of the ITS 1 region and BLAST search results

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Lepidoptera pupa?
By: Josh Kielsmeier-Cook (Josh KC)
2014-08-26 14:49:24 CDT (-0400)

Can anyone confirm that this is a lepidoptera pupa? Thanks!

Created: 2014-08-25 13:51:46 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2014-12-16 09:41:00 CST (-0500)
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