Volume 30, Number 2-3, 1999Dynamics and control of Varroa parasitism on Apis
|Page(s)||85 - 95|
Identification and comparison of Varroa species infesting honey beesLilia I. de Guzman and Thomas E. Rinderer
ARS, USDA, Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory, 1157 Ben Hur Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70820, USA
Abstract - Varroa jacobsoni Oudemans, V. underwoodi Delfinado-Baker and Aggarwal and V. rindereri de Guzman and Delfinado-Baker are obligatory parasites of honey bees. The key morphological characters, host range and geographic distribution of these three species are reviewed. The occurrence of different genotypes of V. jacobsoni, their geographic distribution and virulence on honey bee hosts are discussed. © Inra/DIB/AGIB/Elsevier, Paris
Key words: Varroa jacobsoni / Varroa underwoodi / Varroa rindereri / morphology / genotype / host range / distribution
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