Four new species of Cucujomyces (Laboulbeniales) parasitic on Leiodidae (Coleoptera) from Chile are described and illustrated: Cucujomyces dasypelatis on Dasypelates nebulosus, C. gratiellae on Hydnodietus brunneus, C. neohydnobii on Neohydnobius argentinicus, and C. newtonii on Metahydnobius spp. The new taxa are compared with other known species of Cucujomyces. Morphological variation encountered in one of the new species, C. gratiellae, encompasses attributes of both Cucujomyces and Balazucia, necessitating Balazucia to be placed in synonymy under Cucujomyces. On the basis of this, two new combinations, Cucujomyces bilateralis and C. japonicus, are proposed.
Rossi, Walter and Weir, Alex
"New Species of Cucujomyces (Laboulbeniales) on Chilean Leiodidae,"
Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/aliso/vol26/iss1/4