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ENTOMOPHTHORALES G. Winter (an order of entomophagous fungi)

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Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs
ANCYLISTACEAE J. Schröt. (a family of entomophagous fungi) Family 6 subtaxa 8 10
Completoria complens Lohde (an entomophagous fungus) Species     1
ENTOMOPHTHORACEAE Nowak. (a family of entomophagous fungi) Family 42 subtaxa 18 74
MERISTACRACEAE Humber (a family of entomophagous fungi) Family 1 subtaxon    
Ballocephala verrucospora M.J. Richardson (a zygomycete) Species     1
NEOZYGITACEAE Ben Ze'ev, R.G. Kenneth & Uziel (a family of entomophagous fungi) Family 1 subtaxon    
Neozygites fresenii (Nowak.) Remaud. & S. Keller (an entomophagous fungus) Species     1

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Samson, R.A., Evans, H.C. & Latgé, J-P., 1988 Atlas of Entomopathogenic Fungi
Waterhouse, G.M. & Brady, B.L., 1982 Key to the Species of Entomophthora sensu lato
Waterhouse, G.M., 1975 Key to Entomophthora

aquatic forms

Sparrow, F.K., 1960 Aquatic Phycomycetes

General Works

Wilding, N., 1983 Entomophthorales foray: 10 - 14 September 1982, Exeter University and Norwich

ENTOMOPHTHORALES may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
FUNGI S.S.
(true fungi)
ASCOMYCOTA
(spore shooters)
Fungi s.l.

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

ENTOMOPHTHORALES is associated with:

There may be taxa associated with Entomophthorales listed at higher taxonomic level

FUNGI S.S.
(true fungi)

Associated with ENTOMOPHTHORALES:

Entomophthorales may be associated with taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

FUNGI S.S.
(true fungi)
Fungi s.l.

Further Information

How to find Infected insects die during summer and autumn in conspicuous positions: on plant stems and even windows. They can be found on the undersides of smooth leaves on trees where good numbers can be easily found, or, more traditionally, by searching on damp rocks etc, eg beside water.
Lab. techniques Slide preps from small samples of the infection often fail to show the ripe sporangia necessary for identification - they are surprisingly efficiently ejected - but they can sometimes be sampled from hairs on the insect or even the substrate. With fresh specimens, adding a small leaf to maintain humidity and leaving overnight in a tube or covered on a slide may reward you with a halo of sporangia the following morning.

The sporangia stain well in lactophenol cotton blue.
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