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Honey bee tracheal mite

Scientific Name
Acarapis woodi
Scientific Author
(Rennie)
Taxonomy
(Arachnida: Acari: Tarsonemidae)

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North America
Source
Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Both female and male mites are whitish in color and microscopic in size. Females are 143-174 microns in length and 77-81 microns in width and males 125-136 microns in length and 60-77 microns in width. The body is oval, widest between the second and third pairs of legs, with a shining smooth cuticle. A few long fine hairs are present on the body and legs. It has elongated, beaklike mouthparts for active feeding on the host.

 

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Mississippi State University Extension Service

 

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More Information
Author
Walker, K.
Created
01/02/2006 10:18 AEST
Last Updated
21/10/2011 09:30 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Honey bee tracheal mite (Acarapis woodi ) Updated on 10/21/2011 9:30:54 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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