Ambrosiella beaveri, sp. nov., Associated with an exotic ambrosia beetle, Xylosandrus mutilatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae), in Mississippi, USA

@article{Six2009AmbrosiellaBS,
  title={Ambrosiella beaveri, sp. nov., Associated with an exotic ambrosia beetle, Xylosandrus mutilatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae), in Mississippi, USA},
  author={Diana Lee Six and William Stone and Z. Wilhelm De Beer and Sandra W. Woolfolk},
  journal={Antonie van Leeuwenhoek},
  year={2009},
  volume={96},
  pages={17-29}
}
Xylosandrus mutilatus is an Asian ambrosia beetle that has recently established in Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, and possibly Florida, USA. We investigated the fungi associated with the mycangia (specialized fungus-transporting structures) of X. mutilatus in Mississippi. Mycangia consistently yielded an Ambrosiella sp. which was subsequently found to be closely related to, but distinct from, other Ambrosiella species affiliated with Ceratocystis. This Ambrosiella is described herein as… CONTINUE READING