Varroa destructor on a bee nymph

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

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    1. kliton77 55 months ago | reply

      stunning shot Gilles never seen before congts

    2. timz501 54 months ago | reply

      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

    3. Macroloupe 52 months ago | reply

      Wouah ! un régal cette galerie.

    4. Zozu9 52 months ago | reply

      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!

    5. 95%cashmere 40 months ago | reply

      Impressive works you have done!

    6. Pillot 36 months ago | reply

      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,

    7. Gilles San Martin 36 months ago | reply

      : 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...).

    8. tereliyesajjan 35 months ago | reply

      On apprend beaucoup sur les insectes grâce à cette galerie.thanks for sharing

    9. Jonathan Shavelar 10 months ago | reply

      Congrats on being featured in a recent VICE article about bees and CCD.
      Excellent photo

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