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Title: Infestation by Pyemotes tritici (Acari, Pyemotidae) causes death of stingless bee colonies (Hymenoptera: Meliponina)
Authors: Menezes, Cristiano
Coletto-Silva, Alexandre
Gazêta, Gilberto Salles
Kerr, Warwick Estevam
Keywords: Apiculture
Brasil
Brood Parasite
Mite
Natural Enemy
Nonhuman
Organism Colony
Parasite Transmission
Pyemotes Tritici
Stingless Bee
Acari
Animal
Bees
Brasil
Acari
Frieseomelitta Varia
Hymenoptera
Meliponinae
Pyemotes Tritici
Pyemotidae
Tetragonisca Angustula
Issue Date: 2009
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Genetics and Molecular Research
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 8, Número 2, Pags. 630-634
Abstract: We report the infestation of stingless bee nests by the mite Pyemotes tritici, which killed four colonies of Tetragonisca angustula and one colony of Frieseomelitta varia in Brazil. The first infected colony, a colony of T. angustula, came from an area between Uberlândia and Araguari, Minas Gerais. The transfer of the mites to the other colonies occurred through the transfer of infected combs and subsequent manipulations. Other colonies in the same meliponary, which had not been manipulated, were not infected. The infestation was terminated by isolating the dead colonies from the meliponary. ©FUNPEC-RP.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.4238/vol8-2kerr021
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