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


  • Xavier Espadaler CREAF, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona 08193, Spain
  • Kiko Gómez Castelldefels, Barcelona
  • Sergi Santamaria Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès



Camponotus oasium, host, Laboulbenia camponoti, Senegal


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.


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How to Cite

Espadaler, X., Gómez, K., & Santamaria, S. (2017). First Record of an Epizoic Laboulbenia (Fungi: Laboulbeniales) on Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Africa. Sociobiology, 64(2), 155–158.



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