INSTITUTO DE LIMNOLOGIA "DR. RAUL A. RINGUELET"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Diversity of trichomycetes in larval flies from aquatic habitats in Argentina
SIRI AUGUSTO; LÓPEZ LASTRA CLAUDIA C.
The Mycological Society of America
Lugar: Lawrence, KS, USA; Año: 2010 vol. 102 p. 347 - 347
Trichomycetes, mainly from nonbiting midge (Chironomidae), mosquito (Culicidae) and black fly (Simuliidae) larvae (Insecta: Diptera), are reported from diverse freshwater environments principally from previously unexplored areas of Argentina. Four new species of Harpellales are described: Austrosmittium patagonicum, A. lenticum, Smittium basiramosum and Legeriomyces lichtwardtii. This is the first report of Austrosmittium spp. from the Americas and the first report of a Legeriomyces from South America. Two other species (Simuliomyces sp. and Harpella sp.) are described but not named. Fourteen previously described species were recovered, and their geographical distribution and host ranges have been extended for Argentina, with Sm. phytotelmatum, Stachylina lentica, St. lotica and St. penetralis being new records for the country.Key words: Diptera, endosymbiotic fungi, Harpellales, Kickxellomycotina, macroinvertebrates