Phylum:Zygomycota >> Class: Zygomycetes >>  Order: Entomophthorales 
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 Scientific Name: Entomophthora muscae

Entomophthora muscae (Cohn) Fresenius, Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 14: 883. 1856.

 Description: Infected host fixed to bark by proboscis and legs, wings usually spread latero-dorsally, conidiophores penetrating the host cuticle at the intersegmental membrane of abdomen, cephalothorax and pleura, forming white to greyish bands. Rhizoids absent. Hyphal bodies irregular, hyphal-like to subspherical. Conidiophores terminally enlarged, nuclei deeply stained in LAPO, 15-25 in number, with a diameter of 4.0-6.4 μm. Primary conidia 26-30 × 20-24 μm, L/D=1.08-1.43, campanulate, apical point and papilla well developed, bitunicate, with thin peripheral membrane, 14-23 nuclei per conidium (average 17 nuclei), with a diameter of 3.2-6.4 μm. Secondary conidia 20-24 × 18-20 μm, L/D=1.11-1.24, apical point weakly developed. Resting spores not observed.

Taiwan, Taipei City, National Taiwan University campus, on fly, Diptera, Di.51, 9. Mar 1996. I. I. Lee; Taipei City, Youth Park, on fly, Di.26, 27 Mar 1991, I. C. Chen.

 Habitat: on fly.

Taiwan, UK, U.S.A.


Tzean, SS et al. 1997.


S. S. Tzean and L. S. Hsieh

 Note: common recorded species.