Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (Tul. & C. Tul.) Petch

Taxonomy
Authority: 
(Tul. & C. Tul.) Petch
Citation: 
Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc. 16: 74. 1931.
Synonymy: 

Torrubia unilateralis Tul. & C. Tul., Sel. Fung. Carpol. 3: 18. 1865.  
Cordyceps unilateralis (Tul. & C. Tul.) Sacc., Syll. Fung. 2: 570. 1883.  
= Torrubia formicivora Tul. & C. Tul., Sel. Fung. Carpol. 3: 18. 1865.  
Cordyceps formicivora (Tul. & C. Tul.) J. Schröt., Krypt.- Fl. Schlesien 3(2) 276. 1894.
 

Classification: 
Ophiocordyceps, Ophiocordycipitaceae, Hypocreales, Hypocreomycetidae, Sordariomycetes, Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota, Fungi
Morphology
 
Anamorph
Genus: 
Hirsutella
Species: 
formicarum
Authority: 
Petch
Ecology
Host or Substrate: 

adult ant (Hymenoptera)

Known Distribution: 
Guyana
Page Author: 
Gi-Ho Sung