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Photo#1204380
Xylocopa varipuncta - female

Xylocopa varipuncta - Female
Santa Clara County, California, USA
March 27, 2016
I know what kind of bee this is; do we know the genus/species of her commensal mites? Thank you.

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Mites
I'm not sure which mites these are, but if you haven't seen this yet, you might want to read this short Wikipedia article about them. Dr. Ascher or the Mite experts may have more information for you.
Here's an acarinarium filled with mites, on a Potter Wasp: Good Luck!

 
Photo#1204380
Thank you very much for the link. I am familiar with the acarinarium, the concept of the mites, and their possible beneficial involvement with the bee. Was curious if there were a specific kind of mite usually associated with X. Varipuncta. This photo shows another bee with more mites

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