Behavior Manipulation of Crabronidae and Pompilidae (Hymenoptera) by the Entomopathogenic Fungus Ophiocordyceps humbertii (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) in an Amazonian Rainforest, Brazil

  • Alexandre Somavilla Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Coordenação de Biodiversidade, Manaus, AM, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8174-7418
  • Pedro Reck Bartolomay Instituto Nacional da Mata Atlântica, Santa Teresa, ES, Brasil
  • Matheus Mickael Mota Soares Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Coordenação de Biodiversidade, Manaus, AM, Brasil
Palavras-chave: Aculeate wasps, Entomopathogenic fungi, Insects, Solitary wasp, Zombie-wasp

Resumo

The parasitism and behavior manipulation of three different species of aculeate wasps by the entomopathogenic fungus Ophiocordyceps humbertii was recorded and described. A total of 30 parasitized specimens were observed and collected, being five specimens of Larra (Crabronidae), 21 of Liris (Crabronidae), and four of Epysiron (Pompilidae).

Publicado
2019-12-30
Seção
Comunicação Científica