varroa mite, Varroa jacobsoni  (Acari: Varroidae) - 5315020

varroa mite
Varroa jacobsoni Oudemans

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: Their curved bodies fit into abdominal folds of the adult bee and are held there by the shape and arrangement of ventral setae. This protects them from the bee's normal cleaning habits; collected on Apis cerana.
Image type: Museum
Image view: Posterior / Basal
Image location: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia

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Name: Pest and Diseases Image Library
Country: Australia

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Image uploaded on Thursday, October 11, 2007
Image Information last updated on Tuesday, December 18, 2007