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Tropilaelaps of honey bees

Last Modified: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:33:37 IST
Disease name
Tropilaelaps of honey bees
Species affected
The mites in the genus Tropilaelaps are parasites of honey bee brood. Feeding on bee larvae and pupae causes brood malformation, death of bees and subsequent colony decline or absconding. Development requires about 1 week, and the mites are dispersed on bees. There are at least four species in the genus Tropilaelaps. Each species is closely associated with a particular giant honey bee in Asia.
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible
Ag Horticulture and Plant Health
Gabriel Roe SI/Ted Massey AI
Link to relevant external website