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

Koeniger, N.; Muzaffar, N.

Journal of Apicultural Research 274: 207-212

1988


ISSN/ISBN: 0021-8839
DOI: 10.1080/00218839.1988.11100804
Accession: 001876386

T. clareae survived in cages with adult bees of A. mellifera for up to 25 h and with A. cerana for up to 27 h. On A. dorsata, the maximum lifespan 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.

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