Hypocreales » Clavicipitaceae


Metarhiziopsis D.W. Li, R.S. Cowles & C.R. Vossbrinck, Mycologia 100(3): 462 (2008)

Sordariomycetes, Hypocreomycetidae, Hypocreales, Clavicipitaceae

Index Fungorum number: IF511393; 1 species with sequence data.

Generic description: see Li et al. (2008)

Type speciesMetarhiziopsis microspora D.W. Li, R.S. Cowles & C.R. Vossbrinck

Notes: Metarhiziopsis was introduced as a monotypic entomopathogenic genus based on morphology and phylogenetic analyses (Li et al. 2008). No sexual morph has been reported. It infects insects producing white to buff, cupulate sporodochia, surrounded by differentiated septate setae, cylindrical, unicellular phialides and unicellular, catenulate conidia (Li et al. 2008). (Adopted from Hyde et al. 2020)



Hyde KD, Norphanphoun C, Maharachchikumbura SSN, Bhat D et al. 2020 – Refined families of Sordariomycetes. Mycosphere 11(1), 305–1059.

Li DW, Cowles R, Vossbrinck C. 2008 – Metarhiziopsis microspora gen. et sp. nov. associated with the elongate hemlock scale. Mycologia 100, 460–466.


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