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Photo#107416
bee parasite - Varroa destructor

bee parasite - Varroa destructor
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
May 4, 2007
Size: small
I was taking pictures of some bees in the clover and one of them had this parasite on it's back.. Any ideas what it is (parasite)?

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bee parasite - Varroa destructor bee parasite - Varroa destructor

Moved
Moved from Varroa.

Arlon
Can you please email me at bmarlin611 (at) comcast.net ?

Varroa species
Moved to genus page.

Looks very much like the infa
Looks very much like the infamouse Varroa mite...

 
Infamous...
but we apparently have no confirmed IDs on any of our images, so we have no guide page for this economically very significant genus.

 
Not much doubt on the vorroa
Not much doubt on the vorroa mite after doing a google image search. Thanks for the ID.

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