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Varroa Mite

Scientific Name
Varroa jacobsoni
Scientific Author
Oudemans
Taxonomy
(Arachnida: Acari: Varroidae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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References

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Acknowledgements

Kathryn Sparks, AQIS Victoria

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