small hive beetle (Aethina tumida ) on honey bee (Apis mellifera ) - 5025078

small hive beetle
Aethina tumida Murray, 1867

Host: honey bee (Apis mellifera Linnaeus)
Descriptor: Egg(s)
Description: Left photo shows hole in brood capping made by female small hive beetle. Right photo shows numerous beetle eggs on honey bee prepupa when the cell capping is removed.
Image type: Field
Image location: United States

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Name: Keith Delaplane
Organization: University of Georgia
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Image Information last updated on Friday, October 20, 2006