Editorial: The spread of Varroa jacobsoni and Tropilaelaps clareae

publication date: Mar 25, 2011
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Bee World Vol.68 (4) 1987 pp. 163-164
Article Title

Editorial: The spread of Varroa jacobsoni and Tropilaelaps clareae 

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IBRA

Abstract

Varroa jacobsoni and Tropilaelaps clareae are two of the most serious known ectoparasitic mites of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Both mites have in recent years found a new host in A. mellifera which often succumbs to their parasitization; V. jacobsoni has spread from the Far East to every continent except Australia. T. clareae, native of South-East Asia, while less widely distributed, has recently been recorded in both Afghanistan8 and Papua New Guineas.

Keywords Varroa jacobsoni, Tropilaelaps clareae, ectoparasitic mites, Apis mellifera 
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