Forcellinia galleriella, a mite new to British beehives

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Bee World Vol.66 (2) 1985 pp. 51-53
Article Title

Forcellinia galleriella, a mite new to British beehives

Author(s)

C. E. Bowman A D Corinne A. Ferguson

Abstract

On 28 June 1982, a live infestation of mites was found in debris at the bottom of a hive of bees (Apis mellifera) kept in the grounds of MAFF Slough Laboratory, UK by P. S. Tyler. Comparison with the type specimens confirmed that these mites (Fig. 1), which were small, slow-moving, creamy white in colour, were Forcellinia galleriella Womersley (Order Astigmata).

KeywordsForcellinia galleriella, bee diseases,
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