Ascomycota (entomopathogens)

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Pseudoplusia includens killed by Nomuraea rileyi (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Donald C. Steinkraus, University of Arkansas
Source: IPM Images

Ascomycota (entomopathogens)

The Ascomycota form sexual fruiting bodies (ascocarps) containing asci and ascospores. It is a large group containing many plant pathogenic species but also important groups of entomopathogens, e.g. in the order Hypocreales.

This page deals only with species causing diseases of insect pests, for other groups see:

The following groups causing diseases of insect pests are included in the system: