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Volume 23, Number 5, 1992
Page(s) 399 - 402
Apidologie 23 (1992) 399-402
DOI: 10.1051/apido:19920502

Malformations produced by Varroa jacobsoni on Apis mellifera in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

J. Marcangelia, L. Monettia and N. Fernandezb

a  Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, facultad de Ciencias exactas y naturales, laboratorio de Artropodos, Funes 3350, (7600) Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
b  Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Abstract - Morphological alterations caused by Varroa jacobsoni on recently emerged individuals of a local honey bee population were investigated. Contrary to previous reports, a high percentage of malformed bees resulted from a low number of mites per bee.

Key words: Varroa jacobsoni / Apis mellifera / malformation