Yaroslavtseva O.N.1, Ageev D.V.2, Bulyonkova T.M.3, Kryukov V.Yu.1 2019. First records of the entomopathogenic fungus Ophiocordyceps variabilis (Petch) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones et Spatafora from Siberia // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.18. No.6: 379–381 [in English].
1 Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Frunze Str. 11, Novosibirsk 630091 Russia. E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 Signatec Ltd., Inzhenernaya Str. 22, Novosibirsk 630090 Russia. E-mail: email@example.com.
3 A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Prosp. Acad. Lavrenteva 6, Novosibirsk 630090 Russia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABSTRACT. The entomopathogenic fungus Ophiocordyceps variabilis (Petch) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones et Spatafora was recorded in Siberia for the first time. The fungus was found in the mixed forests of Novosibirsk city (54.8 N, 83.1 E) and in the Yugansky Reserve (59.2–60.3 N, 73.5–74.0 E) on larvae of Xylophagidae (Diptera) in dead, fallen wood. The fungi were genotyped using TEF-1a gene sequence analysis and they were 99–100 % identical to the North American O. variabilis.
KEY WORDS: entomopathogenic ascomycetes, Russia, West Siberia, diversity.