Mycological Progress

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 57–67 | Cite as

A new species of Laboulbenia and new records from Panama

  • Rosa V. Villarreal S.
  • Lany A. Valdés R.
  • Juan A. Bernal V.
  • Meike Piepenbring
  • Roland KirschnerEmail author
Original Article


Species of Laboulbenia on ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) collected in a mountain rainforest in Western Panama are described and illustrated. A new species of Laboulbenia on carabids of the genus Platynus (Platynini) in Panama is proposed. It differs from the other species of Laboulbenia mainly by curved thalli and longitudinally twisted wall cells of the perithecia with lips oriented towards strongly branched appendages. L. decipiens, L. pseudomasei, L. subpunctata, and L. tenera are newly recorded for Panama. Only one species collected during the survey is already known for Panama, L. flagellata.


Laboulbenia Panama Ground beetles Carabidae Platynus 



We are grateful to the Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente (ANAM) for allowing us to carry out this study in the Parque Internacional La Amistad, the National Biodiversity Institute of Costa Rica for the access to the arthropod collection, T. Majewski for kindly revising the species identifications, and W. Rossi for generous help with literature.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosa V. Villarreal S.
    • 1
  • Lany A. Valdés R.
    • 1
  • Juan A. Bernal V.
    • 1
  • Meike Piepenbring
    • 1
  • Roland Kirschner
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Escuela de BiologíaUniversidad Autónoma de ChiriquíChiriquíPanamá
  2. 2.Department of Mycology, Institute for Ecology, Evolution and DiversityGoethe UniversityFrankfurtGermany

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