Female Varroa destructor on the head of a bee nymph
An adult female of Varroa destructor, a mite parasiting the domestic bee (honeybee - Apis mellifera). Frontal view, on the head of a bee nymph.
With thanks to the people working at the "CARI" (bee research center) who provided the infested bees.
Scale : mite width ~ 2 mm
Technical settings :
- focus stack of 53 images
- microscope objective (Nikon achromatic 10x 160/0.25) on 30mm extension (just the adapter)