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Volume 24, Number 4, 1993
Page(s) 397 - 401
Apidologie 24 (1993) 397-401
DOI: 10.1051/apido:19930406

Distribution patterns of Varroa jacobsoni Oud on Apis mellifera L during winter in Argentina

N. Fernándeza, M. Eguarasa and D. Hernándezb

a  CONICET, Lab Artrópodos, Univ Nac Mar del Plata, Funes 3350 (7600), Mar del Plata, Argentina
b  INIDEP, Playa Grande, 7600, Mar del Plata, Argentina

Abstract - The distribution of Varroa jacobsoni on Apis mellifera was determined during winter in Argentina. In contrast to previous reports, 98% of mites were localized on the ventral abdomen. Varroa mites showed a significant preference for the left side.

Key words: Varroa jacobsoni / phoretic behavior / host-parasite relationship / Argentina