27 Jun 2022

Beauveria bassiana

A slow growing fungus that produces a white, later becoming yellow or pinkish colony, within eight days when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It is found worldwide and is commonly isolated from soil, desert soil, peat bogs, water, insects, rodents, and nests, feathers, and droppings of birds. It is an insect parasite and is used as a biological control measure for insects. There have not been any documented reports of human infections.