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EENY-473: Varroa Mite, Varroa destructor Anderson and Trueman (Arachnida: Acari:Varroidae)

Figure 7. Dorsal views of an adult bee louse, Braula coeca Nitzsch, (left); and an adult Varroa destructor Anderson and Trueman, (right). Varroa are more oval in shape and have eight legs as compared to the bee louse, which has six legs.

Credit: Bee louse (left)—University of Florida; Varroa (right)—Scott Bauer, USDA.