Phylum:Zygomycota >> Class: Zygomycetes >>  Order: Entomophthorales 
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 Scientific Name: Neozygites floridana

Neozygites floridana (Weiser & Muma) Remaudiere & Keller, Mycotaxon 11: 331. 1980.

 Description: Dead mites affixed to leaf surface, pastel red (7A4), reddish brown (8D7-8) to dark brown (8F7-8) when sporulating. Rhizoids absent. Hyphal bodies rod-shaped, 17.5-20.6 × 6.8-8.7 μm. Conidiophores unbranched, with indistinct terminal enlargement, 7.9-12.3 μm in diam. Primary conidia 11.1-20.6 × 9.5-19.8 μm, L/D=1.00-1.17, nearly spherical to short ovoid, with a distinct papillate base, unitunicate, hyaline, nuclei not or weakly stained in LAPO, tetranucleate. Secondary conidia resembling primary conidia, spherical, 12.7-16.7 × 9.5-15.1 μm, L/D=1.05-1.36, or capilliconidia on long capillary. Capilliconidia 13.1-25.4 × 8.7-14.7 μm, L/D=1.13-2.55, amygdaliform, almond-shaped, with disk-, drop- or sucker-like haptor at the apex. Capilliphores 38.9-86.5 × 1.4-2.4 μm. Cystidia absent. Resting spores not observed. Attempts to culture the fungus failed.

Taiwan, Taichung County, Wufeng, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, on two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch. Mi. 2. Mi.3, 12 Apr 1995. L. S. Hsieh.

 Habitat: on two-spotted spider mite.

Taiwan, Brazil.


Tzean, SS et al. 1997.


S. S. Tzean and L. S. Hsieh

 Note: newly recorded species.