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The embryonic development of Varroa jacobsoni Oudemans 1904 (Varroinae, Mesostigmata)

Mautz, D. ; Hirschmann, W. and Kemnitzer, F.


1986 - Volume: 27 Issue: 3 pages: 203-210


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Honey bee mite development Varroa

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for the first time the authors document the existence of different embryonic stages of Varroa jacobsoni OUDEMANS 1904 the honey bees mite. The outstanding peculiarity of Varroa s development is demonstrated by the fact, that primarily a sixlegged, and later an eightlegged immobile embryo is formed, from which finally a mobile protonymph originates. A mobile and free living sixlegged larva does not occur, and this contrasts to the development in related mite species.

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1986-07-28

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1986 Mautz, D.; Hirschmann, W. and Kemnitzer, F.

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