varroa mite
noun Etymology: New Latin Varrou, from Marcus Terentius Varro Date: 1985 an Asian mite (Varroa jacobsoni syn. V. destructor) that is a serious bloodsucking parasite of honeybees

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  • varroa — /varˈō ə/ noun 1. (also with cap) an Asiatic mite (Varroa jacobsoni) which parasitizes and kills the honey bee 2. Infection by this mite ORIGIN: LL, after Publius Terentius Varro (c.82–37BC), Roman scholar who wrote on bee keeping …   Useful english dictionary

  • Varroa jacobsoni — Taxobox name = Varroa jacobsoni regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Arachnida ordo = Acari familia = Parasitidae genus = Varroa species = V. jacobsoni binomial = Varroa jacobsoni binomial authority = Oudemans, 1904 Varroa jacobsoni… …   Wikipedia

  • Varroa — Taxobox name = Varroa image width = 240px image caption = Varroa destructor , Photo by Scott Bauer regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Arachnida ordo = Acari familia = Parasitidae genus = Varroa subdivision ranks = Species subdivision …   Wikipedia

  • Mite — The microscopic mite Lorryia formosa (Tydeidae) Mites, along with ticks, are small arthropods belonging to the subclass Acari (also known as Acarina) and the class Arachnida. The scientific discipline devoted to the study of ticks and mites is… …   Wikipedia

  • varroa — var·ro·a (värʹō ə) n. A reddish brown, oval mite (Varroa jacobsoni) that is a parasite of honeybees.   [New Latin Varroa, genus name, after Varro, Marcus Terentius.] * * * …   Universalium

  • varroa — noun Infestation with the mite Varroa destructor, or the disease caused by such mites These bees are resistant to varroa …   Wiktionary

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