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Abstract

The entomophthoraceous fungus, Neozygites fumosa parasitizing the cassava mealybug, Phenacoccus manihoti (Hom.: Pseudococcidae), in the People's Republic of the Congo.

Abstract

The entomophthoraceous fungus Neozygites fumosa, which was previously known only from southern USA, was found in the Congo, on the cassava pest Phenacoccus manihoti. Slight biometrical variations were found within the fungal species. It was thought that, among the Entomophthorales cited in the literature as parasitizing Coccoidea, only 2 species could currently be retained with certainty: N. fumosa and Conidiobolus pseudococci, both of which attack pseudococcids.