First report of a trichomycete fungus (Zygomycota

Trichomycetes) inhabiting larvae of Simulium ochraceum sensu lato Walker (Diptera: Simuliidae) from the Galapagos Islands

Mark P. Nelder, John W. McCreadie, Cecilia Coscarón, Charles Brockhouse

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Abstract

A collection of the larval black fly Simulium ochraceum sensu lato Walker was made at six lotic habitats on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, during May 2003. Sixty-eight larvae were assayed for the presence of gut fungi (Zygomycota: Trichomycetes). A trichomycete, designated as Smittium sp. was found inhabiting the hindgut of 17.6% of S. ochraceum s.l. larvae. Implications of this finding with respect to both host and trichomycete biogeography are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
Volume87
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Simulium ochraceum
Zygomycota
Galapagos Islands
Simuliidae
Smittium
fungus
larva
lotic systems
fungi
larvae
hindgut
Ecuador
biogeography
digestive system
habitat

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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First report of a trichomycete fungus (Zygomycota : Trichomycetes) inhabiting larvae of Simulium ochraceum sensu lato Walker (Diptera: Simuliidae) from the Galapagos Islands. / Nelder, Mark P.; McCreadie, John W.; Coscarón, Cecilia; Brockhouse, Charles.

In: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, Vol. 87, No. 1, 09.2004, p. 39-44.

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