honey bee mite
Description: 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; North America.
Image type: Museum
Subject Gender: Female
Image view: Ventral / Adaxial / Front
Image location: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia
Specimen in collection: No
Name: Pest and Diseases Image Library