Forcellinia galleriella, a mite new to British beehives
C. E. Bowman A D Corinne A. Ferguson
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).