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Metarhizium anisopliae
(green muscardine fungus)

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Metarhizium anisopliae (green muscardine fungus)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Metarhizium anisopliae
  • Preferred Common Name
  • green muscardine fungus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Sordariomycetes

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M. anisopliae on Cicadulina leafhopper.
TitleM. anisopliae on leafhopper
CaptionM. anisopliae on Cicadulina leafhopper.
Copyright©James Litsinger
M. anisopliae on Cicadulina leafhopper.
M. anisopliae on leafhopperM. anisopliae on Cicadulina leafhopper.©James Litsinger
Beetle larvae infested with M. anisopliae under laboratory conditions.
TitleInfested Basilepta larvae
CaptionBeetle larvae infested with M. anisopliae under laboratory conditions.
CopyrightS. Varadarasan
Beetle larvae infested with M. anisopliae under laboratory conditions.
Infested Basilepta larvaeBeetle larvae infested with M. anisopliae under laboratory conditions.S. Varadarasan

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Metarhizium anisopliae

Preferred Common Name

  • green muscardine fungus

Other Scientific Names

  • Metarhizium anisopliae anisopliae
  • Metarhizium anisopliae major
  • Metarhizium anisopliae minor
  • Metarhizium anisopliae var. anisopliae
  • Metarhizium anisopliae var. major

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Parasit: Insekten

EPPO code

  • MTRHAN (Metarhizium anisopliae)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Sordariomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae
  •                         Order: Hypocreales
  •                             Family: Clavicipitaceae
  •                                 Genus: Metarhizium
  •                                     Species: Metarhizium anisopliae

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

BeninPresentGreathead (Undated)
Burkina FasoPresentGreathead (Undated)
ChadPresentGreathead (Undated)
EritreaPresentGreathead (Undated)
EthiopiaPresentCABI (Undated)
GambiaPresentGreathead (Undated)
GhanaPresentGreathead (Undated)
Guinea-BissauPresentGreathead (Undated)
MadagascarPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
MaliPresentGreathead (Undated)
MauritaniaPresentGreathead (Undated)
MoroccoPresentImoulan et al. (2011)
NigerPresentGreathead (Undated)
RéunionPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
SenegalPresentGreathead (Undated)
SeychellesPresentCABI (Undated)
South AfricaPresentGreathead (Undated)
SudanPresentGreathead (Undated)
TanzaniaPresentGreathead (Undated)
ZambiaPresentGreathead (Undated)

Asia

British Indian Ocean TerritoryPresentCABI (Undated)
ChinaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-HunanPresentCABI (Undated)
IndiaPresentCABI (Undated)
-GujaratPresentCABI (Undated)
-KarnatakaPresentCABI (Undated)
-Madhya PradeshPresentCABI (Undated)
-Tamil NaduPresentCABI (Undated)
IndonesiaPresentCABI (Undated)
JapanPresentGreathead (Undated)
-HonshuPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
MalaysiaPresentCABI (Undated)
PakistanPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
PhilippinesPresentCABI (Undated)
Sri LankaPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
TaiwanPresentCABI (Undated)
ThailandPresentCABI (Undated)
TurkeyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

Europe

AustriaPresentGreathead (Undated)
FinlandPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
FrancePresentCABI (Undated)
GermanyPresentCABI (Undated)
ItalyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
NetherlandsPresentCABI (Undated)
PolandPresentCABI (Undated)
SpainPresentGreathead (Undated)
UkrainePresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
United KingdomPresentCABI (Undated)

North America

CanadaPresentCABI (Undated)
-OntarioPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-QuebecPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
CubaPresentCABI (Undated)
GrenadaPresentSchotman (1989)
GuadeloupePresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
MartiniquePresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
MexicoPresentCABI (Undated)
Puerto RicoPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
Trinidad and TobagoPresentSchotman (1989)
United StatesPresentCABI (Undated)
-ConnecticutPresentCABI (Undated)
-FloridaPresentCABI (Undated)
-North CarolinaPresentCABI (Undated)
-TexasPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

Oceania

American SamoaPresentBrooks (2002)
AustraliaPresentCABI (Undated)
-QueenslandPresentCABI (Undated)
-TasmaniaPresentCABI (Undated)
-VictoriaPresentCABI (Undated)
FijiPresentCABI (Undated)
New CaledoniaPresentCABI (Undated)
New ZealandPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
Papua New GuineaPresentCABI (Undated)
SamoaPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated)Establishment uncertain
VanuatuPresentCABI (Undated)

South America

ArgentinaPresentCABI (Undated)
BoliviaPresentCABI (Undated)
BrazilPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-Espirito SantoPresentCABI (Undated)
-Mato GrossoPresentCABI (Undated)
-Rio Grande do SulPresentCABI (Undated)
-Santa CatarinaPresentCABI (Undated)
-Sao PauloPresentCABI (Undated)
ColombiaPresentCABI (Undated)
GuyanaPresentSchotman (1989)
VenezuelaPresentCABI (Undated)

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Acromyrmex striatus
Adoretus sinicusAdults/Larvae
Adoryphorus couloni
Aeneolamia contiguaAdults/Nymphs
Aeneolamia selectaAdults/Nymphs
Aeneolamia variaAdults/Nymphs
Agrotis biconica
Agrotis ipsilon
Agrotis segetumLarvae
Alissonotum impressicolle
Amphimallon majale
Anomala antiqua
Anomala cuprea
Anthonomus grandis
Antitrogus parvulus
Aphis craccivoraPegu et al., 2012
Aphodius tasmaniae
Aristotelia ivae
Aromia bungiiAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Pupae
Asproparthenis punctiventrisAdults/Larvae/Pupae
Atta sexdens piriventris
Atteva fabriciella
Basilepta fulvicornisLarvae
Blattella germanicaQuesada-Moraga et al., 2004
Bombyx mori
Brontispa longissimaAdults/Larvae/Pupae
Calliphora vomitoria
Calopepla leayanaLarvae/Pupae
Carposina sasakiiAdults/Larvae/Pupae
Cecidophyopsis ribisAdults/Nymphs
Cephalonomia stephanoderis
Ceratitis capitataAdults/PupaeBeris et al., 2013; Quesada-Moraga et al., 2006
Cerotoma trifurcataAdults
Cetonia aurata
Chilo niponella
Chilo sacchariphagus
Chilo suppressalis
Choristoneura fumiferana
Condica capensis
Conotrachelus nenuphar
Coptotermes acinaciformis
Coptotermes curvignathus
Coptotermes formosanus
Coptotermes lacteus
Cornitermes cumulans
Cosmopolites sordidus
Costelytra zealandicaLarvae
Cryptotermes brevis
Curculio caryae
Curculio elephas
Cyclocephala borealis
Cyclocephala parallela
Cydia pomonella
Cydia pyrivora
Cydia strobilella
Cylas formicariusAdults
Dasineura rachiphaga
Deanolis albizonalisLarvae
Delia antiqua
Dendroctonus frontalis
Deois flavopictaAdults/Nymphs
Dermolepida albohirtum
Diabolocatantops axillarisAdults/Nymphs
Diaprepes abbreviatusAdults/Larvae
Diatraea rufescens
Diatraea saccharalis
Dichroplus elongatusAdults/Nymphs
Dociostaurus maroccanusAdults/Nymphs
Drosophila suzukiiNaranjo-Lázaro et al., 2014
Empoasca fabaeAdults/Nymphs
Ephestia kuehniella
Eurhizococcus brasiliensisAdults/Nymphs
Eutectona machaeralis
Exomala orientalis
Forficula auricularia
Galleria mellonella
GonocephalumAdults/Larvae
Gryllotalpa gryllotalpaAdults/Larvae
Gryllus assimilisAdults/Nymphs
Helicoverpa armigera
Helicoverpa zea
Heteronychus arator
Holotrichia consanguinea
Hoplocampa testudinea
Hoplochelus marginalis
Hyblaea pueraLarvae
Hylobius pales
Hypothenemus hampei
Hypsipyla grandella
Inopus rubriceps
Junonia orithya
Laodelphax striatellusAdults/Nymphs
Lemyra imparilis
Lepidiota stigmaLarvae
Leptinotarsa decemlineata
Leucopholis coneophoraLarvae
Leucopholis irrorataLarvae
Leucopholis roridaLarvae
Limonius californicusLarvae
Liriomyza sativae
Liriomyza trifolii
Lissorhoptrus brevirostris
Lissorhoptrus oryzophilusAdults
Locusta migratoriaAdults/Nymphs
Lorita baccharivora
Lymantria dispar
Macraspis tristis
Macrodactylus subspinosus
Macrosiphoniella sanborniAdults/Nymphs
Mahanarva fimbriolataAdults/Nymphs
Malacosoma neustria
Maladera castanea
Manduca sexta
Melanoplus sanguinipesAdults/Nymphs
Meligethes aeneusAdults/Larvae
Melolontha melolontha
Metamasius hemipterusAdults
Monochamus alternatus
Myllocerus discolor
Mythimna unipuncta
Nasutitermes exitiosus
Nephotettix nigropictusAdults/Nymphs
Nezara viridula
Nilaparvata lugensAdults/Nymphs
Oebalus poecilusAdults/Nymphs
Ophiostoma ulmi
Oryctes boas
Oryctes monoceros
Oryctes rhinocerosAdults/Larvae/Pupae
Ostrinia nubilalis
Otiorhynchus meridionalis
Otiorhynchus sulcatusAdults/Larvae/Pupae
Pantomorus cervinusAdults/Larvae
Papuana huebneriOther/All Stages
Papuana uninodis
Patanga succinctaAdults/Nymphs
Pemphigus bursarius
Perkinsiella saccharicidaAdults/Nymphs
Phragmataecia castaneae
Phyllopertha horticola
Phyllophaga
Phyllophaga plaei
Pieris rapae
Pityogenes chalcographusAdults/Larvae
Plocaederus ferrugineus
Plodia interpunctella
Plutella xylostellaLarvae
Polyocha depressella
Popillia japonicaAdults/Larvae
Pristiphora abietinaLarvae/Pupae
Prostephanus truncatus
Psylliodes chrysocephalaLarvae
Psylliodes chrysocephalaLarvae
Pyrilla perpusillaAdults/Nymphs
Reticulitermes santonensis
Rhabdoscelus obscurusLarvae
Rhyacionia frustrana
Rhynchophorus bilineatus
Scapanes australis
Scapteriscus borelliiAdults/Nymphs
Schistocerca gregariaAdults/Nymphs
Scirpophaga nivella
Scolytus multistriatus
Scolytus scolytus
Scotinophara coarctataAdults/Nymphs
Scotinophara latiusculaAdults/Nymphs
Sesamia inferensLarvae
Sitona lineatusAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Pupae
Sminthurus viridis
Solenopsis invicta
Solenopsis saevissima
Spodoptera frugiperdaEggs/Larvae
Spodoptera littoralis
Spodoptera lituraLarvae
Synanthedon tipuliformis
Tenebrio molitor
Thrips tabaci
Thyanta perditorAdults/Nymphs
Trichoplusia ni
Tuta absoluta
Vitacea polistiformis
Xestia c-nigrumLarvae
Zeuzera pyrina
Zulia colombianaAdults/Nymphs
Zulia entrerianaAdults/Nymphs
Zygogramma bicolorata

Distribution References

Brooks F, 2002. List of Plant Diseases in American Samoa 2002. In: Land Grant Technical Report No. 44, Pago Pago, American Samoa, American Samoa Community College Land Grant Program.

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Greathead D J, Greathead A H, 1992. Biological control of insect pests by insect parasitoids and predators: the BIOCAT database. Biocontrol News and Information. 13 (4), 61N-68N.

Greathead DJ, Undated. BIOCAT Database (unpublished)., Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Imoulan A, Alaoui A, El-Meziane A, 2011. Natural occurrence of soil-borne entomopathogenic fungi in the Moroccan endemic forest of Argania spinosa and their pathogenicity to Ceratitis capitata. World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology. 27 (11), 2619-2628. http://springerlink.metapress.com/link.asp?id=100229 DOI:10.1007/s11274-011-0735-1

Schotman C Y L, 1989. Plant pests of quarantine importance to the Caribbean. In: RLAC-PROVEG, 80 pp.

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