First Record of an Epizoic Laboulbenia (Fungi: Laboulbeniales) on Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Africa

Xavier Espadaler, Kiko Gómez, Sergi Santamaria


The first ant-Laboulbenial interaction in Africa is recorded. The fungus Laboulbenia camponoti Batra was detected over the body of workers Camponotus oasium Forel collected in Senegal. This is a huge range extension of its Eurasian previously known distribution. We present the updated global database for L. camponoti.


Camponotus oasium; host; Laboulbenia camponoti; Senegal

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