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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Hypocreales
Family: Ophiocordycipitaceae
Genus: Hirsutella
Type species
Hirsutella entomophila

Hirsutella is a genus of asexually reproducing fungi in the Ophiocordycipitaceae family. Originally described by French mycologist Narcisse Théophile Patouillard in 1892,[1] this genus includes species that are pathogens of insects, mites and nematodes; there is interest in the use of these fungi as biological controls of insect and nematode pests. The teleomorphs of Hirsutella species belong to the genera Ophiocordyceps and Torrubiella.



  1. ^ Patouillard NC. (1892). "Une Clavariée entomogène". Revue de Mycologie. 14: 67–70. 
  • G.H. Sung et al. Phylogenetic classification of Cordyceps and the clavicipitaceous fungi. Studies in Mycology 67 [1]

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