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Genus Varroa

Varroa Mite - Varroa destructor - female Varroa destructor Varroa destructor Mite, dorsal - Varroa destructor - female Mite, dorsal rear margin - Varroa destructor - female Mite, ventral head and legs - Varroa destructor - female Mite, ventral-lateral head - Varroa destructor - female Varroa destructor
Classification
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
Numbers
Four species. Only one, V. destructor, has been introduced in North America.
Identification
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, apicultoresdechile.com)
higher classification and list of world species (The Acari Project, Texas A&M U.)