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Varroa (jacobsoni) mite (326) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Varroa mite, bee mite

Scientific Name

Varroa jacobsoni. Note, in 2000, research found that the population of Varroa jacobsoni was made up of two species, Varroa jacobsoni and Verroa destructor. The latter is the damaging species of European honeybees (see Fact Sheet no. 327).

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson 
Information from BeeAware. Plant Health Australia. (; from Biosecurity manual for beekeepers. (; Varroa mite detection in Townsville. Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Queensland Government. ( Photo 1 Lilia De Guzman, Photos 2-4 Walker K (2005) Varroa Mite (Varroa jacobsoni). PaDIL - (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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