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Genus Varroa

Mite, anterior - Varroa destructor - female Mite, ventral - Varroa destructor - female Varroa destructor Varroa mite? - Varroa destructor Varroa destructor Mite - Varroa destructor - female Mite - Varroa destructor - female Unidentified - Varroa destructor
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Parasitiformes
Order Mesostigmata (Mesostigs)
Suborder Dermanyssina
Superfamily Dermanyssoidea
Family Varroidae
Genus Varroa
Four species. Only one, V. destructor, has been introduced in North America.
See species page
Internet References
species account of Varroa destructor, with several photos and many references (M.T. Sanford et al, U. of Florida)
photo of adults on bee pupa, taken from this page (Apiculture of Chile,
higher classification and list of world species (The Acari Project, Texas A&M U.)