Image Number: 5315020

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.
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Posterior / Basal

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Image location:
Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Acari
Suborder: Mesostigmata
Superfamily: Dermanyssoidea
Family: Varroidae
Genus: Varroa
Subject: Varroa jacobsoni Oudemans
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Image uploaded:
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Image last updated:
Tuesday, December 18, 2007