International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 7, Issue 5 (2022)

Morphological characterization of Varroa mite of honey bee Apis mellifera using light and scanning electron microscopy collected from Sambhal (U.P.)


Kamal Jaiswal, Suman Mishra, Gaurav Kumar Singh, Amit Singh, Saumya Sharma

Pollinators play a crucial role in maintaining existence of life on the earth. These insects pollinate a wide variety of plants and crops. Recent reports suggest that if honey bees get disappeared from earth, there would be no life within 4 years. Products like honey, bees wax, propolis and pollens serve as a natural food supplement for humans. Bee keeping industries have provided employment to millions of people across the globe. But now-a-days, there is a continuous deflation in honey bee population. This could be possible due to various factors like-human practice, deforestation, land change, lack of flowers and parasitic invasion. One of the important factors is Varroa destructor (an ectoparasite of honey bees). Varroa (mites) feed on the haemolymph of honey bees and weaken the bees with in no time. The broods are majorly infected with the disease Varroosis and needs to be explored for treatment at an alarming rate. The present work is conducted to characterise Varroa mites morphologically using light and Scanning electron microscopy to examine the morphological characters involved in causing Varroosis.
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Kamal Jaiswal, Suman Mishra, Gaurav Kumar Singh, Amit Singh, Saumya Sharma. Morphological characterization of Varroa mite of honey bee Apis mellifera using light and scanning electron microscopy collected from Sambhal (U.P.). International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 7, Issue 5, 2022, Pages 127-132
International Journal of Entomology Research