honey bee mite, Acarapis woodi  (Acari: Tarsonemidae) - 5310008

honey bee mite
Acarapis woodi (Rennie, 1921)

Descriptor: Adult(s)
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

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Name: Pest and Diseases Image Library
Country: Australia

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Image Number: 5310008

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Image uploaded on Thursday, October 11, 2007
Image Information last updated on Wednesday, December 12, 2007