Hesperomyces harmoniae Haelew. & De Kesel    
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Based on the latest literature, when Hesperomyces is found on Asian Lady Beetle, the species can be identified as this species. H. virescens sensu stricto is only found on Chilocorus stigma. See also the overarching taxon Green Beetle Hanger Complex. See discussion here

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Host is Asian Lady Beetle. These ectoparasites typically do not kill their hosts.

There are 135 records in the project database.

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The ectoparasitic fungus Hesperomyces harmoniae in Harford Co., Maryland (9/16/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Hesperomyces harmoniae on a Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle in Harford Co., Maryland (7/6/2018). Determined by Danny Haelewaters/Harvard. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A severe infestation of the ectoparasitic fungus Hesperomyces harmoniae on a Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle in Harford Co., Maryland (10/11/2019). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Hesperomyces harmoniae in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/20/2021). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Hesperomyces harmoniae fruiting bodies on a Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/11/2020). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Hesperomyces harmoniae in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/8/2021). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Hesperomyces harmoniae in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/14/2021). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Hesperomyces harmoniae parasitizing a Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle in Harford Co., Maryland (8/16/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Hesperomyces harmoniae in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/14/2020). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Hesperomyces harmoniae thalli on a Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle's elytra in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/19/2020). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

The ectoparasitic fungus Hesperomyces harmoniae on the elytra and near the genital opening of a Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/8/2020). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Hesperomyces harmoniae parasitizing a Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle in Harford Co., Maryland (10/24/2020). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)


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