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Honey bee tracheal mite

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

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  • Animal

Description

Honeybee pest

Specific to Apis honey bees. The entire mite life cycle is spent within the trachea or breathing tubes in the thorax of adult honey bees except for brief migratory periods.


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