Deformed wing virus associated with Tropilaelaps mercedesae infesting European honey bees (Apis mellifera)

@article{Forsgren2008DeformedWV,
  title={Deformed wing virus associated with Tropilaelaps mercedesae infesting European honey bees (Apis mellifera)},
  author={Eva Forsgren and Joachim Rodrigues de Miranda and Mats Isaksson and Shi Wei and Ingemar Fries},
  journal={Experimental and Applied Acarology},
  year={2008},
  volume={47},
  pages={87-97}
}
Mites in the genus Tropilaelaps (Acari: Laelapidae) are ectoparasites of the brood of honey bees (Apis spp.). Different Tropilaelaps subspecies were originally described from Apis dorsata, but a host switch occurred to the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera, for which infestations can rapidly lead to colony death. Tropilaelaps is hence considered more dangerous to A. mellifera than the parasitic mite Varroa destructor. Honey bees are also infected by many different viruses, some of them… CONTINUE READING