Incidence of Parasitic and Non-Parasitic Mites of Honeybee, Apis mellifera (Linnaeus)

Ghada Refaei, Walaa Abou Zeid, Ola Roshdy
2018 Journal of Plant Protection and Pathology  
A quantitative and qualitative survey of mites associated with of honeybee in Egypt was conducted in the present study. Data revealed that, the occurrence of 23 species of mites in beehives belonging three suborders: Mesostigmata, Prostigamata and Astigmata. These mites divided into parasitic and non-parasitic. The most important parasitic species collected in this study was the Varroa destructor. Non-parasitic mite species had been rarely collected and not frequent associate with honeybee.
more » ... with honeybee. Some mites can prey on other mites and small arthropods (predators of scavengers), while others are pollen feeder, scavengers or use the honeybee just for transport from one plant to another. Data illustrated the geographical distribution of each species along with and type of associations.
doi:10.21608/jppp.2018.44098 fatcat:kacfl5yf7ndx5pd6izduznqufu