Ant-fungus Interactions: Laboulbenia camponoti Batra in Italy and a New Host for L. formicarum Thaxter (Fungi: Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales)

Kiko Gómez, Xavier Espadaler, Sergi Santamaria

Abstract


One Laboulbenia species is added to the checklist of Italian fungi. Laboulbenia camponoti was detected on the ant Camponotus aethiops. Additionally, L. formicarum was found on a new host (Lasius niger) in France. An updated map of world distribution for the two Laboulbenia is presented. Based on present knowledge, L. camponoti shows a much higher structural and phylogenetic host specificity than L. formicarum.


Keywords


Laboulbenia, Camponotus aethiops, Lasius niger, Formicidae

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v63i3.1057

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