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Varroa Mite

Scientific Name
Varroa destructor
Scientific Author
Anderson & Trueman
Taxonomy
(Arachnida: Acari: Varroidae)
Risk
Unknown
Status
Uncertain Status
Reliability
High
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  • Australasia - Oceania
  • Cosmopolitan
  • USA and Canada
  • Central and South America
  • Europe and Northern Asia
  • Mediterranean Basin
  • Africa
  • South and South-East Asia

Description

Varroa destructor originated in the far east, where it is a parasite on the Asiatic honeybee species A. cerana. Varroa destructor is found on all continents except Australia.

Source:

See Invasive Species weblink The closest infestation site to Australia is New Zealand which had Varroa destructor in the north island only but since 2006 Varroa destructor has now established in the south island as well.


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