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dorsata_mite

dorsata_mite

A newly emerged Apis dorsata worker. Notice the small mite on the thorax -- this is the notorious 'lesser' mite (Tropilelaeps clarae), a large pest in China and other Asian countries on Apis mellifera. It jumped host from dorsata to mellifera there.

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