Invasion pathway of the honeybee pest, small hive beetle, Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in the Republic of Korea inferred by mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis

  title={Invasion pathway of the honeybee pest, small hive beetle, Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in the Republic of Korea inferred by mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis},
  author={Saeed Mohamadzade Namin and Youngho Koh and Angelina F. Osabutey and Chuleui Jung},
  journal={Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology},
Temperature-dependent modelling of adult performance of small hive beetle Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
The model combining all parameters of the SHB females simulated oviposition between 20 and 37 °C and predicted that SHBs could perform better at moderately higher temperatures which are in line with the brood area temperature of the honey bee, Apis mellifera.
Temperature-dependent development and survival of small hive beetle, Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
Temperature-dependent developmental rate of all immature stages of SHBs based on Akaike information criterion corrected (AICc) values and biological adequacy can be used to predict the potential distribution of SHB in non-native locations.
Insecticidal Toxicities of Three Main Constituents Derived from Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague ex Turrill Fruits against the Small Hive Beetles, Aethina tumida Murray
The results showed that T. ammi essential oil and thymol could serve as potential alternatives to synthetic insecticides for the control of small hive beetle adults.
Honey Environmental DNA Can Be Used to Detect and Monitor Honey Bee Pests: Development of Methods Useful to Identify Aethina tumida and Galleria mellonella Infestations
The use of honey eDNA could be important to establish early and effective measures to contain at the local or regional scales these two damaging pests and, particularly for the small hive beetle, to prevent its widespread diffusion.
Phylogenetic Analysis of Small Hive Beetles From Native to Introduced Populations
The small hive beetle (SHB), a social parasite of beehives, is native to sub-Saharan Africa and has spread to America, Europe, and Australia. Recently, these beetles invaded China, causing widespread


Worldwide Diaspora of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), a Nest Parasite of Honey Bees
Examination of genetic variation in adult beetle samples from the United States, Australia, Canada, and Africa shows excellent dispersal of beetles, aided in some cases by migratory beekeeping and the bee trade, seems to lead to panmixis in the introduced populations as well as in Africa.
Mitochondrial DNA Relationships in an Emergent Pest of Honey Bees: Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) from the United States and Africa
The close genetic similarity between beetles from the United United States and South Africa indicates that studies conducted on beetle physiology, parasites, and pathogens in South Africa will have a direct bearing on populations now found in the United States.
Updating the saga of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida): molecular inference of the origin of the South American invasion
Molecular genetics analyses can help to understand the timing and magnitude of the original introduction of A. tumida into Brazil, as well as serving as a basis for studies on how this alien species adapts to a novel environment, the conditions of its founding, and the chances of the parasite succeeding in following generations.
Molecular detection of small hive beetle Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae): DNA barcoding and development of a real-time PCR assay
The development and validation of a real-time PCR assay for detection of small hive beetle showed high specificity and sensitivity for detecting SHB, with no cross-reaction observed with closely related species, such as A. concolor.
Attractiveness of the Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida) to Volatiles from Honey bee (Apis mellifera) and Beehive Materials
Investigation of attractiveness of adult worker bees and natural honeybee hive produced material and to the SHB as the pollen dough was altered by the action of beetle larvae and fermentation by K. ohmeri found slime, the fermented honey and the workers bees are strong attractants to both males and females SHB.
The origin and genetic diversity of the yellow-legged hornet, Vespa velutina introduced in Japan
The genetic structure of V. velutina is investigated to infer the origin of Japanese populations and it is revealed that the yellow-legged hornet consists of an Indonesian–Malaysian clade and an Asian Continent clade, although some Indonesian samples are included in the latter clade.
The small hive beetle Aethina tumida: a review of its biology and control measures.
The biology and current pest status of A. tumida is reviewed and up to-date research in terms of both chemical and biological control used against this honey bee pest is reviewed.
Introduction of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in the regions of Calabria and Sicily (southern Italy)
SHB in Italy appears to have been introduced from Africa and includes independent or contemporary incursions in the two concerned regions and the most likely scenario is that SHB was introduced into Calabria followed by man-mediated migration to Sicily.
Quo vadis Aethina tumida? Biology and control of small hive beetles
An overview on biology, distribution, pest status, diagnosis, control and prevention is provided to foster adequate mitigation and stimulate future research on small hive beetles.