Symbiotic Harpellales (Trichomycetes) in Tasmanian aquatic insects

Leonard C. Ferrington, Robert W. Lichtwardt, Barbara Hayford, Marvin C. Williams

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Surveys for symbiotic fungi in the guts of aquatic insect larvae (Trichomycetes: Harpellales) in Tasmania, Australia, resulted in the discovery of four new species: two in Gripopterygidae (Plecoptera) nymphs, Plecopteromyces leptoperlarum and P. trinotoperlarum, and two associated with Diptera larvae, Smittium magnosporum in Thaumaleidae and Stachylina dolichospora in Chironomidae. Previously described species of Harpellales from other localities are reported and new host records summarized. A key to all Tasmanian species of Harpellales is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-262
Number of pages9
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005


  • Australia
  • Diptera
  • Ephemeroptera
  • Gut fungi
  • Plecoptera
  • Trichomycetes


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