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Species Braula coeca - Bee Louse

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Ephydroidea
Family Braulidae (Bee lice)
Genus Braula
Species coeca (Bee Louse)
Explanation of Names
Braula coeca Nitzsch 1818
Size
<1.5 mm[Cite:185010]
Range
subcosmopolitan, adventive in NA[Cite:185010]
Life Cycle
The larvae live in hives of honey bees (Apis mellifera), and the wingless adults disperse by riding adult bees.
Internet References
Fact sheet (Ellis et al. 2010)[Cite:185010]