DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11158/saasp.5.1.2

Notes on Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) parasitic on honeybees in New Zealand

ZHI-QIANG ZHANG

Abstract


The honeybee mite Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman, previously known as V. jacobsoni Oudemans in Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Asia, North America and South America, is recorded from specimens found in New Zealand. This parasitic mite attacks honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) in the North Island.


Keywords


Acari, Varroidae, Varroa jacobsoni, Varroa destructor, honeybee, parasite, distribution, New Zealand

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This journal was active from 1997 to 2009. It was merged with its sister journal Systematic and Applied Acarology in 2012.