Honey Bee Varroa Mite Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman 2000Non-native  -  Invasive    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Arachnida   >   Order Mesostigmata   >   Family Varroidae   >   Genus Varroa   


"Introduced throughout the world (except Australia) from its original place in Southeast Asia and its original host Apis cerana. It arrived in the US in the 1980s and had a profound impact on beehives. At first, there was no certainty whether the introduced species was this or the closely related Varroa jacobsoni or both. Now we know that it is the only species in the US. In addition to feeding on honey bees, it transmits several viruses to them." (BugGuide, 2022)


Feed primarily on the fat body tissue of Honey Bees.

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MBP marks as "Invasive" any taxon listed in the Maryland Invasive Species Council (MISC) list of Invasive Species of Concern in Maryland. You can read their criteria and review the lists here: https://mdinvasives.org/species-of-concern/.

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