Figure 1: Escovopsis sp. parasites from fungus-growing ants. (a) General aspect of Escovopsis sp. isolated from the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa (Corumbataí, Brazil) cultured in potato dextrose agar (PDA) for 6 days at 25°C. (b) Close view of Escovopsis sp. isolated from Acromyrmex lobicornis (Santa Fé, Argentina) in PDA after 5 days at 25°C. (c) Escovopsis sp. conidiophores from (a). Note the cylindrical vesicles covered with ampulliform phialides.