EPPO Global Database

Cordyceps bassiana(BEAUBA)

Overview
Code created in: 2002-02-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BEAUBA
  • Preferred name: Cordyceps bassiana
  • Authority: Li, Li, Huang & Fan

Notes

An entomopathogenic fungus, living in the soil, which parasitizes many different kinds of insects. First found in the 19th century by Bassi to cause the muscardine disease of silkworm. Since used as a biological control agent for many insect pests. 


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin
Beauveria tenella Siemaszko