Hunts Bumble Bee with Mites see Remarks please - Bombus huntii
Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park, , Saskatchewan, Canada May 25, 2014 Size: 1/2 inch
Per http://bugguide.net/node/view/44567/bgpage ...
am I supposed to enter this under :
Bees » Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees (Apidae) » Honey, Bumble, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees (Apinae) » Bumble Bees (Bombini) » Bumble Bees (Bombus) » Subgenus Pyrobombus (Bombus Subgenus Pyrobombus) » Hunt's Bumble Bee (Bombus huntii)
Arachnids (Arachnida) » Mites and Ticks (Acari) » Parasitiformes » Mesostigmata » Parasitina » Parasitoidea » Parasitidae » ?? and if so, at the Parasitidae level?
Info: bee found on dandelion about 50' West of site 71A in the Underwood section of Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park (park map is at http://www.saskparks.net/RowansRavineCampgroundMap).
per (per which has a link to
and to which actually tells how to cure them)... it appears to have mites on it.
Not sure how common that is but am curious to know, if anyone could comment. Thank you.
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