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Vashon BioBlitz 2013 - Psyllobora with Laboulbeniales fungi? - Psyllobora vigintimaculata

Vashon BioBlitz 2013 - Psyllobora with Laboulbeniales fungi? - Psyllobora vigintimaculata
Fern Cove, Vashon, King County, Washington, USA
May 25, 2013
Unless I missed something when scanning the Arthropod Pathogenic Fungi article, I think this is the first example of Laboulbeniales fungi on a Psyllobora species. I'm thinking this is P. vigintimaculata, but would love expert input to definitively rule out P. borealis before adding this post to the fungi article. I don't see any sign of the small lateral medial spot and the connection to the suture spot is obviously quite wide, but the heavy growth of fungus on the posterior makes assessing the lateral apical spots somewhat tricky. Any help very much appreciated!

Photographed on Rosa sp. growing along edge of estuary habitat.

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Moved, Psyllobora vigintimaculata
and yes it seems to have some entomophagous fungus!

Moved from Lady Beetles.

 
Thanks for the confirmation to species, Blaine!
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