Ophiocordyceps melolonthae (Tul. & C. Tul.) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora

Taxonomy
Authority: 
(Tul. & C. Tul.) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora
Citation: 
Sung, G.-H., Hywel-Jones, N.L., Sung, J.-M., Luangsa-ard, J.J., Shrestha, B., Spatafora, J.W., 2007, Studies in Mycology 57: 44.
Synonymy: 

Torrubia melolonthae Tul. & C. Tul., Sel. Fung. Carpol. 3: 12. 1865.
Cordyceps melolonthae (Tul. & C. Tul.) Sacc., Michelia 1: 320. 1879.

Classification: 
Ophiocordyceps, Ophiocordycipitaceae, Hypocreales, Hypocreomycetidae, Sordariomycetes, Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota, Fungi
Morphology
 
Ecology
Host or Substrate: 

larva of Coleoptera

Notes
Commentary: 

The use of the name Ophiocordyceps melolonthae for species that produce a bright yellow stroma on the larva of the Hercules beetle is probably inaccurate, but further investigation is required. (JWS)

References

Mains, E.B., 1958. North american entomogenous species of Cordyceps. Mycologia, 50(2), p.169-222.

Sung et al., 2007. Phylogenetic classification of Cordyceps and the clavicipitaceous fungi. Studies in Mycology, 57(1), p.5-59.

Page Author: 
Gi-Ho Sung