Very good performance
Biology of Beauveria
Beauveria bassiana is an aggressive parasite of many different insect host species. Not only does it have a wide host range but insects are attacked at larval or adult stages. The spores are tiny, measuring only a few microns. The hyphae and spores are non pigmented (hyaline) and so colonies appear white in cultures or tufts of white mycelium bearing masses of powdery spores burst out through the body parts of infected insects as in the cicada, hawkmoth and chinch bugs illustrated below (click on thumbnail). For something really dramatic look at the synnematal form of Beauveria I found growing on a hawkmoth. And right next to that is a couple of hairy chinch bugs that I recovered from the chinch bug population inhabiting my lawn.