Varroa destructor on a bee nymph

The parasite mite Varroa destructor (adult female) on the body of its host : a bee nymph (honeybee - Apis mellifera).


  • kliton hysa 5y

    stunning shot Gilles never seen before congts
  • Tim Ransom 5y

    Wow! Not only havent i seen the varroa mite before but nor have i seen a honeybee nymph! Simply superb set of shots and most interesting
  • Eric Riffaud 5y

    Wouah ! un régal cette galerie.
  • Paige 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a new group called Insect Activity (Invite only) and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • 95%cashmere 4y

    Impressive works you have done!
  • Esnault Olivier 3y

    I'm french veterinarian workin on bee's health on the Reunion island in the Indian Ocean. May i use your wondeful picts of Varroa for communication to the bee keepers ?
    I'd like to thank you.
    Just one thing, the european honeybee is Apis mellifera.
    Best regards,
  • Gilles San Martin 3y

    Esnault Olivier : Pas de problème Olivier. Tu as raison pour A. mellifera. Je l'avais mis dans les tags mais ce serait mieux de faire l'inverse (mellifica dans les tags et mellifera dans la description...).
  • tereliyesajjan 3y

    On apprend beaucoup sur les insectes grâce à cette galerie.thanks for sharing
  • Jonathan Shavelar 1y

    Congrats on being featured in a recent VICE article about bees and CCD.
    Excellent photo
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Taken on September 20, 2010
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