Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Lecanicillium lecanii. [Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria].

Abstract

A description is provided for Lecanicillium lecanii. Information is included on the disease caused by the organism, its transmission, geographical distribution, and hosts. DISEASE: Insect-pathogenic; the fungus penetrates the body of its hosts, sporulates and eventually kills them. HOSTS: Members of the homopteran insect family Coccidae, particularly the green coffee scale, Coccus viridis. Other hosts: Ceroplastes (Lo & CHAPMAN, 1998), Parthenolecanium (SAMŠINAKOVÀ & KALALOVÀ, 1975), Philephedra (PENA & MCMILLAN, 1986), Planococcus (GONZÀLEZ et al., 1995), Saissetia (MENDEL et al., 1984) and a black Aleyrodes (PETCH, 1925). Cephalosporium coccorum was recorded on Chionaspis and Lepidosaphes in England (PETCH, 1925). GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION: Mainly tropical. NORTH AMERICA: USA. CENTRAL AMERICA: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica. SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador (Galápagos Is), Peru. ASIA: China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka. AUSTRALASIA: New Zealand. EUROPE: Great Britain, Turkey. TRANSMISSION: Soil- and air-borne.