small hive beetle
Description: The larvae are elongate, whitish grubs with rows of small spines along the back. Larvae look superficially like wax moth larvae, but the legs of beetle larvae are larger, more pronounced, and restricted to near the head. Beetle larvae do not spin webs or cocoons in the bee hive but rather pupate in the soil outside the hive; Queensland. Palmwood, 19 May 2004, C. Smith, in bee hive.
Image type: Museum
Image view: Dorsal / Abaxial / Back
Image location: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia
Specimen in collection: No
Name: Pest and Diseases Image Library