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Melittiphis alvearius (Berlese) and other mites found in honeybee colonies in Nova Scotia

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 28 (3) pp. 166-168
Date
June 1989
Article Title

Melittiphis alvearius (Berlese) and other mites found in honeybee colonies in Nova Scotia

Author(s)

Justin O. Schmidt, Stephen L. Buchmann And Murtadha Glaiim

Abstract

The introduction of Melittiphis alvearius (Acari: Laelapidae) into Nova Scotia, Canada, is discussed. A list of 19 species of mites recorded in the resulting survey is presented. In addition to the first record of M. alvearius in North America, 4 species of Hypoaspis (Pneumolaelaps) are listed in association with honeybee colonies.

Keywords

Melittiphis alvearius, bee diseases, Nova Scotia

 
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