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Lifespan of the parasitic honeybee mite, Tropilaelaps clareae, on Apis cerana, dorsata and mellifera

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 27 (4) pp. 207-212
Date
June 1988
Article Title

Lifespan of the parasitic honeybee mite, Tropilaelaps clareae, on Apis cerana, dorsata and mellifera

Author(s)

N. Koeniger And N. Muzaffar

Abstract

T. clareae survived in cages with adult bees of A. mellifera up to 25 h and with A. cerana up to 27 h. On A. dorsata, the maximum life span was 57 h. In an empty glass vial, the mites lived for 30 h. In similar vials with a pupa of A. mellifera they survived for more than 5 days, Dead T. clareae collected from the A. dorsata experimtents showed injuries which were apparently caused by the biting of A. dorsata bees.

Keywords

Tropilaelaps clareae, bee diseases, Apis species  

 
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