Bee with Varroa mite on its back

Bee with Varroa mite on its back

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Credit: SCOTT BAUER/US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bee with Varroa mite on its back. Close-up of a European honey bee (Apis mellifera) with a Varroa mite (black, upper centre) on its back. Varroa mites are a major pest of honey bee colonies worldwide, and a possible contributing factor to colony collapse disorder.

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